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Southern Fried Okra

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Ingredients
  Okra pods 1 Pound, prepared for cooking (Small Pods)
  Unsifted flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
  White corn meal/Yellow corn meal /fine dry bread crumbs / cracker meal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine / lard / bacon drippings 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Pinch
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Remove tips and cut of the stem ends of the okra pods.
2. Slice into 1/4th inch roundels
3. Place between sheets of paper toweling and absorb all the moisture.

MAKING
4. Toss the okra roundels in flour.
5. Dip them in beaten egg and then drop them in a plate of cornmeal or crumbs. Coat both sides.
6. Arrange on a plate lined with absorbent kitchen paper.
7. Take a large shallow frying pan and heat fat on a medium high flame.
8. When hot, add the breaded okra roundels and fry for 2 minutes on each side until crisp and evenly golden
9. Remove using a slotted spoon and drain on paper toweling.
10. Season with salt and pepper.

SERVING
11. Serve the okra immediately while hot and crispy

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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