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Simple Popcorn Okra Recipes

Popcorn Okra

 

These crisp little nuggets are delicious with cocktails, though I think they are also wonderful as a substitute for French fries with anything from hamburgers to crab cakes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 1 large whole egg, beaten in a shallow bowl

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup finely ground white or yellow cornmeal

  • 1.5 pounds okra, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • Mild vegetable oil, preferably peanut, for deep-frying

  • Hot pepper sauce to taste

  1. Season the egg with salt and pepper. Place the corn meal in a plastic bag. Toss the okra in the egg, and then dredge in the cornmeal, shaking off any extra. Arrange the coated okra on a baking sheet to dry for 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer to 375F. Fry the coated okra in batches until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

  3. Sprinkle with a little salt and serve very hot. Pass hot pepper sauce on the side. Here you go for a simple popcorn okra recipes.

Variation:
Whole okra can be cooked the same way. Choose the smallest okra available; trim the stem to about ? inch before tossing in the egg and then the cornmeal. Let the coated okra dry for about 10 minutes and then fry for 3 to 5 minutes until crisp and golden.

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