Friday, June 20, 2008

Fried Okra

I love okra. Prepared any way- even steamed on top of rice in the rice cooker- I simply love it.

1 pound fresh okra
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup self rising flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red pepper
vegetable oil
3.4 cup bacon drippings

Cut of stems from okra and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. (You can also leave them whole after cutting the stem off) Stir into buttermilk. Cover and chill 45 minutes or so. Combine cornmeal, flour, and salt in bowl. Remove okra from buttermilk with a slotted spoon and discard buttermilk. Dredge okra in batches in the flour mixture. Pour oil to 2 inch depth in pan or cast iron skillet. Add bacon drippings. Fry okra in batches till golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

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