Fried Okra

Fried Okra

10 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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1 pound Okra
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Cornmeal
Oil,; for frying
Salt,; to taste
black pepper; Frershly ground, to taste

Original recipe makes 4



* Note: See the "Emerils Essence Information" recipe which is included in this collection.

With a sharp knife, slice the okra into 1-inch slices. Season the okra with salt and pepper. Marinate the okra in buttermilk. Marinate for 30 minutes and drain. Place 1 quart of oil in a saucepan. Heat the oil. In a shallow dish, mix the flour and cornmeal together. Season the flour with Emerils Essence. Dredge the okra in the seasoned flour/cornmeal mixture, coating the okra completely. Fry the okra in the hot oil until golden-brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Fry the okra in batches. Remove the okra from the oil and drain on a paper-lined plate. Season with salt and pepper. This recipe yields 4 servings.

Emeril's Creole Seasoning (Essence) Recipe

2 1/2 tablespoons Sweet paprika

2 tablespoons Salt

2 tablespoons Garlic powder

1 tablespoon Freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon Onion powder

1 tablespoon Cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon Dried leaf oregano

1 tablspoon Dried thyme

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend well. Store in an airtight container in your spice cabinet for up to 3 months. This recipe yields about 2/3 cup.

Recipe Source: EMERIL LIVE with Emeril Lagasse From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # EM-1A51 broadcast 05-27-1997) Downloaded from their Web-Site - Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - jpmd44a~~at; ~or- MAD-SQUAD~~at; 06-04-1997 Recipe by: Emeril Lagasse

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Okra marinating in buttermilk.

Warm, crunchy goodness.

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WOUNDERFUL RECIPE!!!!!! I loved it
brittanymerrill 3y ago

Delicious and easy, my husband loved it.
gardyner 5y ago

Great recipe, crispy and the seasoning makes it tasty.
ptw1001 5y ago

this recipe is great. healthy and crispy delicious
commercialdesigner 6y ago

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sgrishka 6y ago

A great recipe for good ol fried okra. The okra was wonderfully crisp and the buttermilk and Essence seasoning added great flavor.
sgrishka 6y ago

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