Sherby's Cornmeal Fried Okra

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

This is my daddy's recipe, if you want to call it that. It's the way that he cooks our fresh okra when we ask him to fry it. I like it much better than flour dipped okra as you seem to get more taste.

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  1. Mix your cornmeal and salt well in a gallon sized Ziploc bag.
  2. Add okra, about 1 1/2 cups at a time.
  3. Close bag and shake to cover okra completely with cornmeal mixture.
  4. Fry in a cast iron skillet in vegetable or corn oil (I like corn oil best) until okra floats and turns a light brown.
  5. Watch this carefully as once it begins to brown, it does so very quickly.
  6. Repeat process until all okra is fried.