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Fried Okra aka Suthern Popcorn !


I don't fix this often and I really don't know why but I picked up some nice looking fresh Okra yesterday and decided to fix it today.  I basically used the Paula Deen Recipe with some minor tweeking such as equal parts flour and cornmeal and I skillet fried mine in about 3/4" Canola Oil.  You need to toss the okra in the buttermilk and dry mix gently with your hands and place into 375 degree Oil.  Cook for about 3 minutes turning gently and remove gently with a slotted spoon to a paper towl to drain.

Sherry is an Arkansas Mississippi River Delta raised Gal and she has eaten lots of fried Okra in her day.  She told me that this was the "BEST" that she had ever eaten so I'm petting myself on the back so to speak.

Fixed it with some Sugar Snap Peas, Cajun Shrimp, Whole boned Chicken stuffed with Cajun Shrimp and Rice Dressing and it was Larapin.



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Sunday 21st of September 2014 01:26:50 PM



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Sunday 21st of September 2014 01:27:30 PM

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I like fried okra; my M-I-L used to batter it in a cornmeal and baking powder (or baking soda?) batter and fry it in lard and/ or bacon drippings (she saved all of her bacon drippings in a jar); it was larrupin'.  We have pickled it a few times here, but Mrs. Rr ain't much for the stuff in any form, so we don't often have it around.



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My late father in law was probably the best cook I've ever known and he also saved the bacon drippings and used it to cook various dishes with. He made the BEST fried Okra that I have ever eaten I really like Okra, even the stewed (cross yer legs) okra as my oldest son called it.

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There are suth'n foods I like, then there's stringy slime called okra soup or just plain stewed okra. I would try it fried, but not much chance here in Yankeeland (we are back in the real Yankee area, Maine for a couple mpre days - lobsters - look out!!) to do that deed. Heck, we still have 15 or so pounds of crab legs left that I KNOW are great (had sandwiches yesterday from the meat we couldn't eat on Saturday.



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Practice makes perfect ?they? say so I whooped up another bunch of Okra today along with some Broiled Pork Chops, kissed by Sweet Baby Ray as they were finishing up. This time I also fried some smaller pods whole - - - - gotta be honest that "WE" like the diced old skool the best, tho both were larapin.   Only thing I did different this time was to use a smaller skillet and fry small batches at a time, being sure to keep the grease/oil at 350 to 375.



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Okra used a lot down here in Indian curries. I do my vege fried in a light batter of chick pea flour and water with a wee bit of Garam masala. I make my own garam masala. Thinly sliced potatoes cauliflower flowerets okra dipped then deep fried. Sometimes called pakoras the Indian word. It's real yummy. Served with a mint and cucumber rhaita. Very cooling with the veges.

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