Okra is a favorite vegetable in the South. It is good for gumbo, soups, stews and fried. We like it as fritters, too. I try to grow okra every year. It freezes well and I love putting it in vegetable soup in the winter months. This is my recipe for fritters.2 cups okra, cut in round pieces (Can use fresh or frozen) 1 1/4 cups self-rising cornmeal 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 egg 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups buttermilk Salt & Pepper, (Optional) 1 cup oil In a large mixing bowl with a spoon mix together all ingredients except okra and oil. Fold in the okra. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Drop by spoonfuls into the hot oil. (I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for each fritter). Fry on one side about 2 minutes or until good and crusty, turn and fry the other side. (See photos below) Drain on paper towels. Slather with butter and Enjoy! Check out my recipe for Country Corn Fritters. Don’t Forget to Pin: Feel free to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest buttons below. You can print by clicking on the printer icon below each post. © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder.