after months of 100 degree days our okra plants are still hanging in there.
we made a southern favorite; fried okra. you only need a couple of ingredients to make this addicting treat. we ate it plain but it is great dipped in a homemade aioli or homemade catsup. enjoy!
i don't really have a recipe to make fried okra....it is just that simple. here is how i like to make it......
start by heat up some vegetable oil to about 350 degrees. put about 1 cup of cornmeal in a bowl and add some salt and pepper. i also like to add some cayenne pepper but that is up to you! beat a couple of eggs and set aside until your oil is up to temp. when ready, take an okra and wet it in the egg, then dredge it in the cornmeal mixture and carefully drop it into the oil. remove from the oil when the batter appears golden.