Crispy Fried Okra

Crispy Fried Okra

Crispy and delicate, this makes for a fun and delicious appetizer.


serves 6-8


2-3 cups vegetable or peanut oil for frying

2 (.5 pound) packages okra

2-3 cups buttermilk, enough to cover okra

¾ cup flour

¾ cup cornstarch

2 teaspoons sea salt, divided

¼ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ cup apple cider vinegar for dipping (optional)



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In a large cast-iron skillet or medium pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees F.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, soak and cover the okra in the buttermilk.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne. Remove the okra from the buttermilk and dredge the okra in the dry mixture until well-coated.

In small batches, fry the dredged okra in the hot oil until crispy and lightly golden brown on all sides, about 1-2 minutes. Remove and drain on dry paper towels. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper while still hot.

Serve immediately with apple cider vinegar for dipping.


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