I saw Paula Deen make this on her show the other day... I just had to try it for supper that night and it was wonderful... Me and my kids love fried okra and this recipe just made us love it that much more.... Hope you enjoy it...I didn't make the chili sauce that went with it.... But, I'm adding that on here as well....
- 6 cups oil, for frying
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cajun spices
- 2 lbs fresh okra, sliced 1/2-inch thick
- 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper
paulas house seasoning (use 2 tsp)
- 1 cup salt
- 1⁄4 cup black pepper
- 1⁄4 cup garlic powder
- OKRA-Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven to 350 degrees F. (You may not need to use this much oil; do not fill the pan more than halfway up the sides with oil.).
- In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, House Seasoning, and Cajun spice.
- Dip okra in buttermilk and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture to coat well.
- Carefully add okra to the hot oil and cook until golden brown. (It may be necessary to fry the okra in batches.).
- Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve immediately.
- CHILI SAUCE-In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, stirring well. Cover and chill.
- HOUSE SEASONING-Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Love these crispy morsels!
Very good okra. I used fresh okra from the garden, pickes this morning. Made for Cajun/Creole.
couldn't give 5 stars because i didn't make it all the way. I didn't make the sauce because well- couldn't find the ingredients! :-( I love Paula and anything she fries up has to be GREAT- this went over well with the whole family. but let me tell you that 1 lb of okra will feed 4 people. thanks for sharing another one of paula's master recipes