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The Okra was wonderful! First time I've tried it. I mixed flour and cornmeal added a tbsp of Tony Chachere's Extra spice and let it get golden brown and crisp. I was surprised that it took about 20 minutes. I hummed 5 choruses of the Yellow Rose of Texas while cooking. Thanks Mark UPDATE: Mark you have made a true believer out of me! I have made this recipe about 4 times now and really enjoy it. We don't get super fresh Okra all the time but when I see it I buy it. I couldn't add another 5 stars but it sure deserves it. Thanks for adding another veggie to my dinner plate. Most important Mark I don't use 1/4" of oil I just spray the skillet with lite olive oil and then as needed spray again as they are cooking - I do this perhaps 3 times during the cooking
Having always loved fried okra, I never thought about using anything but cornmeal. The combination of flour and cornmeal, as well as the idea of using just flour, was a new idea to me. Thanks, Mark
I liked using this cooking method with both cornmeal and flour. The okra turned out so crispy with no sliminess at all! I did use some cajun seasoning in my flour as well as the cornmeal to add extra flavor. A fantastic recipe! Thanks, Mark!
We love fried Okra, Grew up in Oklahoma, Lived in Texas and Clovis, New Mexico. We grow Okra & I freeze it, I dip it in egg then the flour and corneal mixture. My mother also made it this way. YUM
I am a believer now!! We tried okra several times before and never liked it. There was no slime!!! The okra was lovely and crunchy using this coating. Used 1 lb fresh okra and some spicy seasoning. Thank you Mark!!
Great recipe. Love fried okra. I mixed the flour and cornmeal together, worked really well and had a nice flavor.
Just had to add my thumbs up to the fried okra. I grew up eating it and my family loves it. I use a mix of cornmeal and flour stirred together.
Mark after all the bad press Okra has gotten I just had to try your version of combining flour and cornmeal. I myself have always just used cornmeal but I really did like the texture and crispiness that the mixture produced. I also used a little Tony Charcheres for a little kick. Really GOOD STUFF Mark! And yes DH and Kids love it too! Keep an Open mind. Don't say EEEEEWWWWWWWW till you try this okra!
No problems finding the fresh okra..Mark its very good!!...or was that with the help of the 1/2 bottle of wine I drank whilst preparing???...kidding!!..I enjoyed it...thanks for sharing..had it alongside Recipezaars fried chicken..which is also a 5* recipe IMHO...and NO slime!!
Ahhhh, it has been decades! Like...5 of them. :-) I had forgotten how wonderful fried okra is! What I had on hand was medium grind cornmeal, so I used that...but next time I shall use fine grind. (I didn't use flour.) Nevertheless...thank you! for posting this. I echo VenomousKate...a wonderful reminder of childhood!