Fried Okra

Fried Okra
Staff Writer
Phoebe Lapine

Okra is a staple of the South, and it gets even more of a Southern kick when it's dusted in cornmeal and deep-fried.

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4
Servings
162
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 3/4  Cups  cornmeal
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Pound  okra

Directions

Fill a large heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet with 1-inch canola oil and set it over high heat until it reaches 350 degrees .

Meanwhile, thinly slice the okra and toss it together with the cornmeal and salt until well-coated. Transfer the okra to a sieve or colandar and shake off the excess cornmeal.

Fry in the oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a towel-lined plate to cool. Serve alongside ranch dressing or hot sauce. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
2g
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
23µg
26%
Calcium, Ca
47mg
5%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
71mg
22%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
151mg
22%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
141mg
9%
Water
55g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Fried Okra Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Fried Okra Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.