Whole Fried Okra


Recipe courtesy of Inglewood Farms

Serves 6 to 8

  • 5 cups vegetable shortening
  • 4  large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1½  teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh okra, stems trimmed

Whole Fried Okra

Whole Fried Okra

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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.

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