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    Sherby's Cornmeal Fried Okra

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    30 mins

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    15 mins

    Sherrybeth's Note:

    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. 1
      Mix your cornmeal and salt well in a gallon sized Ziploc bag.
    2. 2
      Add okra, about 1 1/2 cups at a time.
    3. 3
      Close bag and shake to cover okra completely with cornmeal mixture.
    4. 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. 5
      Watch this carefully as once it begins to brown, it does so very quickly.
    6. 6
      Repeat process until all okra is fried.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 03, 2007


      Fantastic....just like Moms! The gallon bag makes this so easy and much less messy. I used plain salt but can't wait to try with your seasoning salt recipe. I sliced the okra very thin and fried in canola oil. Thanks for posting such a great and simple recipe and thanks for tagging me in the cameraless chef game! smilynn:)

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    • on August 18, 2013


      Nice and dry when done. Tasty. I added about 20% flour to the cornmeal. Cajun seasoning and just coated in a bowl. I only coated the skillet with oil.

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    • on November 12, 2010


      This is the way we make our fried okra, too, except we season it with plain salt rather than seasoned salt. We'll have to give that a try! Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sherby's Cornmeal Fried Okra

    Serving Size: 1 (87 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 170.7
    Calories from Fat 13
    Total Fat 1.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 20.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 36.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 4.8 g

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    seasoning salt

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