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Fried Okra

Fried Okra


1 1/2 pounds fresh okra pods
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons shortening, part bacon drippings if possible


Wash okra; cut off tips and stem ends. Cut pods into 1/4-inch slices. Sprinkle sliced okra with salt and pepper. Combine cornmeal and flour in a wide, shallow bowl; roll okra in mixture. Sauté okra until golden brown.Recipe for fried okra serves 6.


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