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Fried Okra

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Fried Okra Recipe
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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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Ready in
15 m
10 m
(prepare time)
5 m
(cook time)
4
Servings
243
Calories Per Serving

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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving243
Total Fat14g21%
Sugar1gN/A
Saturated1g5%
Protein3g6%
Carbs28g9%
Vitamin A24µg3%
Vitamin B60.2mg8.8%
Vitamin C13mg22%
Vitamin E2mg12%
Vitamin K27µg34%
Calcium48mg5%
Fiber3g12%
Folate (food)43µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)133µg33%
Folic acid53µgN/A
Iron2mg9%
Magnesium42mg10%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg10%
Phosphorus64mg9%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium211mg6%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.6%
Sodium231mg10%
Thiamin (B1)0.3mg18.4%
Zinc0.5mg3.5%