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Fried Okra

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Category: Side Dishes, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • Dipping sauces
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 8 oz Okra
  • 1/2 c Yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 ts Paprika
  • 1/4 ts Ground red pepper
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 5 Drop hot pepper sauce
  • 1 Egg


CHUNKY TOMATO SAUCE: In small saucepan over medium heat, combine an 8 oz
can tomato sauce, 1 small chopped onion, 1 seeded and chopped green bell
pepper, 1/8 ts chopped garlic, 1 1/2 ts olive oil, 1/8 ts chili powder and
1/8 ts black pepper. Cook about 15 minutes to blend flavors. SPICY CHEESE
SAUCE: In small saucepan, over low heat, melt 1/1/2 Tb butter/margarine.
STir in 2 Tb all purpose flour; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In
crease heat to medium; stir in 3/4 cup milk. Cook 5 minutes, stirring
occasionally, until slightly thickened. Gradually stir in 3/4 cup shredded
sharp cheddar cheese, then stir in 4 oz can drained, chopped green chilies,
1/8 ts each ground red pepper and black pepper. Keep dipping sauces warm.
In 4 quart saucepan, using deep-fry thermometer, heat 2 inch oil to 365
degrees. Meanwhile, slice stems and tips from okra. In medium bowl, combine
next five ingredients. In small dish, beat together egg and 1 Tb water.
Coat okra with egg mixture. In small batches, fry coated okra until golden
brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove to paper towel to
drain. Serve immediately with warm dipping sauces.

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