Fried okra is a staple in Texas and the south, and everyone has their own way to make it. The crust can be flour, cornmeal, or a combination of both; my grandmother used cornmeal, my mother uses mostly seasoned flour, my wife uses both at the same time. They are all good to me. In fact, I can't recall ever meeting a plate or bowl of fried okra that I didn't like. It is easy to make.
- Heat about 1/4-inch of cooking oil in a frying pan.
- Season flour/cornmeal with salt and pepper to taste.
- NOTE: Flour and cornmeal may be mixed together or applied separately, and some recipes use only one or the other.
- IF FLOUR AND CORNMEAL ARE MIXED: dredge okra in beaten eggs, then dredge in flour-cornmeal mixture.
- IF FLOUR AND CORNMEAL ARE APPLIED SEPARATELY: dredge okra in flour, then egg, then cornmeal.
- Place okra in heated oil and fry on medium heat until golden brown Stir occasionally so all sides get browned.
- Drain on a paper towel and enjoy.