Quick ‘Fried’ Okra

July 5, 2010

Quick ‘Fried’ Okra

Sara Jones, Tucson CSA

This recipe imitates the delicious cornmeal crunch of fried
okra, without actually frying it. Very easy.

1 basket okra, wiped clean with a dry cloth and sliced into
coins
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon butter or oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, mix cornmeal with a pinch of salt and
pepper (feel free to add any other spices you might like). Toss
okra coins into cornmeal and shake until well coated, then
remove from mixture. Heat butter or oil in a pan over medium
heat. Add okra to pan and let cook, without stirring, for about
2-3 minutes, until beginning to brown. Stir okra and allow
second side to brown. Place cooked okra onto a newspaper or
paper towel to drain any excess oil. Serve hot.

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