Polenta Fried Okra

    Polenta Fried Okra


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

    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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    Reviews (5)


    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


    This is the first year that I have grown okra in my garden, so of course a good "fried okra recipe" was a must. I was not disappointed! Though simple, this recipe was delicious, even better than what I have had in restaurants (I am sure the freshness makes a difference). I have a piece of advice for any using freshly grown okra: pick it when it is a little smaller size than it can get, as it is more tender. Slices from larger okra can be a bit tough, and though they still taste fine fried, I didn't enjoy them quite as much. (And my 3-year-old non vegetable eater loves it also!) - 29 Sep 2008


    Oh my goodness, this was the best ever! It turned out perfectly. - 29 Sep 2008

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