Polenta Fried Okra

    30 minutes

    Okra is coated in seasoned polenta, then fried until golden. A lovely side dish from the American South.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 10 pods okra, sliced in bite-size pieces
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 155g polenta
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a small bowl, soak okra in egg for 5 to 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine polenta, salt and pepper.
    2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Coat okra in the polenta mixture, coating evenly. Carefully place okra in hot oil; stir continuously. Reduce heat to medium when okra first starts to brown and cook until golden. Drain on kitchen roll.

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    Used different ingredients. This was good, I'm not a huge fan of corn meal though,it's too gritty,I found that a combo of 3/4 flour and 1/4 corn meal works just fine,also I soak mine in milk instead of egg,the eggs much to thick  -  29 Sep 2008


    Although not very healthy, (I just keep telling myself it's a green vegetable, so it IS healthy! lol) this recipe is simple cooking at its best. I think next time I'll not slice my okra quite so thinly so I can taste more okra flavour instead of mostly oil. My gran always cooked zucchini and mushrooms this way and they are so good also.  -  29 Sep 2008


    my family asks for it all the time-Great hit at my house  -  29 Sep 2008