Wednesday, March 31, 2010

fried okra...

Who doesn't love fried okra?
Just biting into one takes me back to my grandparents kitchen.
I love, love, love it!
And... I finally found a recipe that's easy.
And believe it or not, it doesn't have that heavy fried food taste.

I know it's a little early for okra... it's in the height of it's season in June and July.
But you might be able to find it at your local farmers market or grocery store.

Here's what you'll need...

~Fresh Okra
~2 cups flour
~Garlic powder
~Seasoned Salt
~Canola Oil

Start with your fresh okra... I only used about half of this container.

Wash 'em good!
Cut into good bite size pieces.

Place in a shallow dish.

Pour on the buttermilk...

And soak in bath for about 15 minutes.

Pour the flour in a dish and sprinkle the garlic powder on.

Then, the seasoned salt and pepper.

Toss in a handful of the buttermilk soaked okra and coat well.

Then gently place in a pot of the pre-heated of oil.

You'll know they're done when they bubble and rise to the top...
and turn a golden brown.

Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Sprinkle a little more salt on while they cool. YUM!



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