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Pan Fried Okra


  • 1 pound okra
  • 1 cup organic corn meal
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Place un-cut okra pods in a bowl of cold water.

  2. Place corn meal in a plastic bag, or bowl with a lid.

  3. Drain okra, cut off tip and stem. Slice into 1/4 inch slices and put directly into bowl or bag with corn meal. Shake bag often to coat each piece well.

  4. When all okra is coated with corn meal, use a sieve and shake gently to remove excess corn meal.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet until hot. Test by placing 1 slice of okra in the hot oil. Pan is ready when the okra sizzles.
  6. Put okra into skillet, cover, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

  7. Uncover and turn gently.

  8. Cover and continue to fry, checking and turning as needed until okra is quite brown and very crisp.

  9. Season to taste with sea salt.

  10. Place 2 or 3 crumpled paper towels in a serving bowl. Remove okra to towels and allow to drain well.