Fried Okra Bites

July 18, 2012

You've heard of popcorn chicken and zucchini fries but have you tasted the joys of fried okra bites?  Okra is used extensively in southern cooking (i.e. gumbo) and this recipe is a delicious way to enjoy this vegetable. Slices of okra are coated and deep fried until golden brown.  Serve your crispy okra bites with Sriracha mayo for maximum pleasure.

Okra Bites

Ingredients:

2 pounds okra, sliced ¼ inch thick
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup cornmeal
Oil for deep frying
Sea salt to taste
 
Directions:
 
Dip okra into egg. Roll in cornmeal to coat.
 
Deep-fry at 365 degrees until brown. Drain and serve hot.

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