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This recipe for SOUTHERN FRIED OKRA, by , is from 2019-2020 MANNINGS All Star Cheer Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Submitted by Christina Ragusin; From the Kitchen of Audrey Bowman


1-1/2 c. sliced fresh or frozen okra, thawed
3 Tbsp. buttermilk
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. cornmeal
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Oil for deep frying

- Pat okra dry with paper towels.
- Place buttermilk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, and seasonings.
- Dip okra in buttermilk, then roll in flour/cornmeal mixture.
- In cast iron skillet heat 1 inch oil to 375. Fry okra, a few pieces at a time, for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.




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