Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fried Okra

I just got back from my Contemporary Food Controversies class and I made the best snack ever! What is better than cornmeal crusted okra?! (This would obviously also work as a side dish to any meal). First, wash the okra, snip off the top end, then whisk up an egg with a bit of water in one bowl, and in another bowl mix together cornmeal, salt, pepper, and a touch of cayenne pepper. Heat up some oil in a pan and begin to dredge the okra first in the egg mixture, and then let it drip off a bit before tossing it in the cornmeal mixture. Once the oil is hot enough, cook the okra on all sides until golden brown! If the okra is big like mine was, it's worth popping it in a 350 degree oven for another 3-5 minutes just to make sure it cooks through. Finally, sprinkle on some salt and eaaaat it all up!

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