Delicious Southern Fried Okra 

Southern Fried Okra is a summer dinner favorite! Tender fresh okra is dredged in a light coating of finely ground white cornmeal and fried to a crispy, golden brown in hot peanut oil.

- Kim Sperling

Easy to cook using Lana’s clear, concise directions. Very tasty! I followed her directions to cook it in more than one batch and that was perfect.

— Okra pods — Ground white cornmeal — Salt and pepper — Peanut oil


Rinse the whole pods under running water and lay them on a paper towel or kitchen towel to dry for a few minutes.


Using a sharp paring knife, slice off the top and tail from each pod and then slice crosswise into approximately 1/2 inch pieces.


Place the slices in a large bowl and lightly sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the cornmeal into the bowl over the sliced okra.


Pour oil to a depth of about 3/4” in a heavy cast iron frying pan. Heat the oil and test for readiness by dropping a piece of the prepared okra into the pan.


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