Fried Okra

This is a truly Southern side dish. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Fried Okra

6 cups oil, for frying
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder,not garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds fresh okra, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1/2 cup buttermilk

Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven to 350 degrees F. (You may not need to use this much oil; do not fill the pan more than halfway up the sides with oil.)

In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, seasoning. Dip okra in buttermilk and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture to coat well. Carefully add okra to the hot oil and cook until golden brown. (It may be necessary to fry the okra in batches.) Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve immediately.

Hope ya’ll will give this a try .

See ya’ll real soon.