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Fried Okra

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Category: Vegetables, Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 5 c Vegetable shortening
  • 4 lg Eggs
  • 2 tb Milk
  • 2 c All-purpose flour
  • 2 c Cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb Okra; stems trimmed


Melt shortening in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat until a
frying thermometer registers 375 degrees. Whisk eggs and milk together in a
bowl. Place flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper into another bowl. Whisk to
combine. Place 8 pieces of okra in egg mixture to coat, then dredge through
flour mixture. Fry until golden brown, turning as necessary, 3 to 4
minutes. Drain on a paper towel. Repeat process. Serve warm.

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