Fried Okra

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh okra
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 cups vegetabIe oil for deep frying, enough to submerge food
  • 4 cups lard for deep frying, enough to submerge food
  • salt

Method

Trim tops and tails off okra. Cut each into thirds; set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder and egg; stir in buttermilk until smooth.

Meanwhile, in skillet, heat enough oil to come 1 inch (2.5 cm) up side to 375°F (190°C). In batches, stir okra into buttermilk mixture. With fork or fingers, transfer okra to skillet, shaking off extra batter; fry until crispy and golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Season with salt to taste.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 75 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 171.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Potassium 259 mg
  • Cholesterol 26 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 28.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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