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Crispy Fried Okra

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Crispy Fried Okra

Crispy Fried Okra

Diana Rattray
Crispy fried okra is such a treat. A little cayenne flavors the cornmeal coating in this fried okra recipe.


  • 1 pound fresh okra
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 to 6 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, optional
  • oil for deep frying


Wash okra and drain thoroughly. Cut off ends of the okra then cut okra crosswise into 1/2-inch rounds. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and hot sauce; add okra and stir to coat all pieces well. In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal, salt and cayenne pepper, if using. Dip okra pieces into cornmeal mixture to coat well. Heat oil in the deep fryer to 370° to 375°. Fry okra in batches until browned, about 4 to 6 minutes for each batch. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Serves 4.


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 4 out of 5
Easy, Crispy, Tasty, Member breastcancer

I used fresh okra grown in my backyard garden. A few of those were stringy, but I didn't realize that until *after* I had cooked them! Recipe was easy, came out like Grandma's Fried Okra, and all servings disappeared on sight. Used a heavy cast iron skillet with Canola oil to fry - great crispy results!

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