The Waller - Warren Family Cookbook
Fried Okra Recipe

1 lb young Okra pods
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tbsp Salt.
2 pints ice water
oil for frying
salt and pepper for seasoning, to taste
Top and tail the Okra pods, ie cut off the ends.
Cut the pods into approximately 1/4 inch rounds.
Place the sliced Okra into a glass or stainless steel bowl and sprinkle the salt liberally over the pods.

Cover the pods with the iced water, making sure that all the slices are under water. Place the bowl containing the Okra and water in a refrigerator and leave for 2 or more hours.

Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and drain off the salt water. Season the cornmeal with the salt and pepper

Place the sliced Okra together with the seasoned cornmeal in a large plastic bag and shake until the Okra is well coated with the cornmeal.

Heat some oil (1/2 inch deep) in a frying pan until it begins to shimmer. Place the Okra in the pan and fry until crisp and brown.

Remove the Okra from the oil, using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Serve hot as a side dish

George Waller - Recipe Provider

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