Now that we have okra on the brain, get out those iron skillets if you have them.Â It’s time for comfort, it’s time for soul- it’s time for comfort soul fried food.Â Try on my grandmother’s never-fail fried okra recipe- you may wish you hadn’t, it’s that good!
- 4 cups fresh okra, cut into dime-size piecesÂ (never let me catch you using that frozen kind)
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup cooking oil, it’s not healthy in the least bit, but bacon grease is perfect for the occasion if you’ve got it
In your large skillet, preferably iron skillet- heat oil (or grease) on medium-high.
In a medium bowl- toss together okra, cornmeal, salt & pepper.Â You want each piece of okra to have a nice, thin covering of cornmeal.
Place okra in hot oil.Â Cook until well-browned, stir frequently.Â
Enjoy this wonderful family recipe & eat some for me!