Earlier this week I wrote about Sonny's Bar-B-Q place and as one of their sides, they served deep fried okra and it was delicious.
I don't have a deep fryer pan and I only cook with Canola oil and that is using it sparingly but I wanted to re-create the deep fried okra as we had at in Sonny's.
At this time, we get okra every other day to make a serving for my husband and myself. To make the deep fried okra, I cut up the okra into small bite size pieces and set them aside while I make a flour mixture and an egg/milk mixture.
For the dry mixture, I grate a slice of dried bread and add it to white all purpose flour (and/or some cornmeal, tool). For the wet mixture, I beat one egg with a little milk.
In my skillet, I add enough oil to cover the okra and let it heat up. In the meantime, I dunk the okra in the egg/milk mixture and then in the plate with the flour mixture. The oil is hot and I carefully add the okra into the oil. It does not take but a few minutes for one side to brown and I turn over the okra with a spatula to brown on the other side.
When the okra is golden brown, I remove them and place them on a plate covered with paper towels to soak up excess oil. The fried okra is served with a small bowl of ranch dressing for dunking. Eat and enjoy.
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