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Country Fried Okra Recipe

Country Fried Okra Recipe

We recently were gifted 2 large gallon size freezer bags full of fresh from the garden okra! So, of course, I took it straight home and we had our favorite dinner!

fried okra

Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with country gravy, fried okra, and black-eyed peas!

Here's how we make our country fried okra.

Country Fried Okra Recipe

  • Garden fresh okra
  • 2 cups Corn meal
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Bacon grease (or oil for frying)
  • Your grandma's iron skillet

1. Combine corn meal, flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

2. Chop the okra into thin slices.

3. Toss the chopped okra in the corn meal and flour mixture.

4. Heat the bacon grease or oil to medium high in your grandma's iron skillet.

5. Sift the okra out of the corn meal mixture that remains in the bottom of the bowl.

6. Fry okra in batches until golden brown.

7. Place on paper towels when taken out of the grease.

8. Salt to taste.

9. Serve with fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Black-eyed peas optional.

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  1. That meal sounds amazing. I am not good at frying things. Any tips to get stuff (especially chicken!) with the nice, crispy crust and not crust stuck all over the bottom of the pan?

  2. Wow talk about time a post 😀 I made okra for the first time last night. I remember eating it as a child, and it looked so good at the farmers market. My husband and kids ate it up, who knew:D

  3. Pinned & shared – love me some fried okra!