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Fried Okra

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 lb Fresh okra
  • 1 Egg; beaten
  • 2 tb Water
  • 1 c Cornmeal
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Oil for pan-frying (bacon
  • -grease is traditional for
  • -this but peanut oil works
  • -fine. Olive oil is
  • -delicious with this!)


Some good things take time. (Oh, I sound like a cheap wine commercial.)
In the case of okra I know of no way to get to this delicious vegetable
except through slow and proper cooking. Every black cook agrees with me, I
am sure. So, calm down and be prepared for okra that is wonderful and
tasty. And no, it will not be "slippery."

Cut the tops off the okra and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Mix the egg with
2 tablespoons water and toss with the okra. Add the cornmeal and salt and
pepper. Mix well so that all pieces are coated. Pan-fry in a bit of oil
over medium heat. Shake so that the pieces separate and brown evenly on
both sides. You may have to do this in 2 batches.

This dish must be cooked slowly and carefully so that the okra dries out
a bit in the cooking.

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