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How to Make Fried Okra

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

You may not find okra on menus across the globe. However, it's almost as popular as jalapeno poppers, in the south. Surprisingly, okra grows well outside of the south. The best way for you to get fresh okra to try in recipes, is to grow it yourself. It is best grown from seed, and you will likely never find it as a transplant. The seedlings hate being root bound, so it's not profitable for people to sell them as young plants.

Okra comes in a variety of colors, green is the most popular, followed by red and white. You could fry up all the colors and freeze them, saving them for a Christmas side dish.


Take a dozen okra pods

one egg, beaten

1 Cup bread crumbs

.1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 Cup oil

First dice and soak the okra in egg for 10 minutes. Combine the rest of the ingredients, covering evenly. Then carefully place okra in oil, on medium heat, until golden in color.

Let the excess oil drain from okra on a plate.

To view okra varieties, you can grow, click here.

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