Whole Fried Okra
Recipe courtesy of Inglewood Farms
Serves 6 to 8
Melt shortening in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat until a frying thermometer registers 375°F.
Meanwhile, whisk together eggs and milk in a bowl. Place flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper in another bowl; whisk to combine. Place 8 pieces of okra in egg mixture to coat, then dredge in flour mixture. Fry until golden brown, turning as necessary, 3 to 4 minutes.
Drain on paper towels. Repeat coating and frying okra; serve warm.