Fried Okra

I love fried okra, it’s always been a special summer treat in our family. This recipe is from the Southern Living Heirloom Recipe Cookbook.

Fried Okra


  • 2 pound fresh okra
  • 3/4 cup Salt
  • 2 cups plain cornmeal
  • Canola Oil

Slice okra. Combine 3 qt. water with salt, pour over okra. Soak for 30 minutes, drain & rinse twice. Dredge okra, in batches in cornmeal. Pour oil in a dutch oven. Heat to 375. Fry okra in batches for 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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