OKRA FRITTERS RECIPE

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Okra fritters are good with any meal.  Okra has always been a very popular vegetable in the South. I add it to my hoecakes and make these okra fritters as long as I can get okra in summer and winter months . If you like okra, you will love this easy, quick recipe for okra fritters.  Try these on your family and friends.  I bet you will be surprised how good they are.  An old fashioned Southern recipe you will make time and again. Okra fritters have been a staple bread in our house for many years. My family never gets tired of this recipe and it goes with everything.  Most people who don’t like okra will like these okra fritters.

Okra fritters are a great way to use up that extra garden okra in the summer months.

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!

 
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Okra Fritters

These fried okra fritters are delicious! Easy to make and a wonderful way to eat okra. Great summer food!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: okra fritters
Servings: 10 fritters
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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. Drain on paper towels. Slather with butter and enjoy

 
Check out my recipe for Country Corn Fritters.
 
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