Cornmeal Crusted Okra

December 20, 2013
Author Notes

Easy to make gourmet fried okra recipe. —Lance Knowling

  • Serves 12
  • 2 pounds whole okra
  • .5 pounds yellow cornmeal
  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • salt and pepper
In This Recipe
  1. Split okra in half lengthwise and season with salt and pepper
  2. Combine eggs and milk and mix well. (If mixture is too thick, add more milk)
  3. Dredge ¼ of the okra in flour just to coat, shake off access
  4. Submerge okra in cornmeal, coat each piece well and shake off the excess
  5. Repeat steps till all okra is coated in cornmeal
  6. Heat oil to 350 degrees and fry okra in small batches until golden and crispy. Okra should be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  7. Toss crispy okra with salt and pepper to taste

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