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Homegrown Spicy Fried Okra

by Permanent Posies on July 25, 2011

I stopped by my mother-in-laws this week and she gave me some freshly picked okra.  Some of it was a little big for steaming and I must say that I had a hankering for fried okra.  I rarely fry anything.

When my kids were little and I lived on the farm, fried chicken or chicken fried steak was something everyone cooked periodically but not much any more.  Too unhealthy!  But that doesn’t mean I don’t go BUY fried chicken upon occasion.

But I

Fried okra!  Yummy!

I decided to spice it up a bit….


3/4 cup Corn Meal
1/2 cup Plain Bread Crumbs
3 tsp Tony Chachere
1/2 tsp Salt
2 Eggs
1/3 cup Milk
1 Ziploc
Lou Ana’s Pure Coconut Oil (or whatever you like)

Put enough oil into a skillet to at least half way cover the okra.  Heat it up on med-high.  Chop up the okra.  Mix the seasonings, bread crumbs, and corn meal in a ziploc.  In a bowl, mix the eggs and milk and then add the okra.  Mix it so that all the okra is coated with the eggs and milk.  Pour it all into the Ziploc with the corn meal mixture and make sure the okra is now coated with the dry ingredients.  Your oil should be hot now and if it is, pour the okra all into the oil.  Cook until brown on both sides.

When you remove the okra and while it is still hot, sprinkle it with a little more Tony C’s and salt.  And of course, dip it in Frank’s Wing Sauce when you eat it…..of course.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel Matthews July 25, 2011 at 10:43 PM

My 7 yo asked me today when I was going to make Fried Okra again.. This would be too spicy for her, but Frank’s is one of my favorite must have condiments ;-)

LOVE :-)

Haley Smisek July 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM

This sounds so very yummy!  BTW, the party link isn’t coming up…

Marelie July 26, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Thank you so much for sharing your okra recipe.I always love Okra.I brought my Filipino Cocido.

Jill July 26, 2011 at 7:34 PM

I shared my Shake To Go and two articles I hope you enjoy!

Miz Helen July 26, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Fried Okra is one of my all time summertime favorites, I could eat that whole plate all by myself. I love your spicy version and will give it a try. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!
Miz Helen

Sheryl July 26, 2011 at 8:38 PM

I LOVE fried Okra!  I grew up eating it.  YUM!  I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!

Ali July 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM

What a delicious treat! I don’t cook with okra all that much but this looks fantastic :)

Thank you so much for submitting this to my monthly recipe collection for July – Cookout Food. 

The new theme for August will be posted tomorrow, and I hope you will submit again. :)

Sassy Chef August 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

They look so good! Never had okra this way, but I soon will!

Miz Helen August 1, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Fried Okra is one of my all time favorites! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
Miz Helen

Miranda @ Mangoes and Chutney August 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I’ve never been a huge okra fan, but I do like it fried!  Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday, see you next time!

Jami August 13, 2011 at 7:45 PM

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