Simply Fried Okra

 

This recipe for fried okra is about as simple as you can get.  There is no batter and no cornmeal. The result is like an okra chip:  crispy, full-on okra flavor, and very addicting.

 Simply Fried Okra

 Fresh okra, trimmed (I remove the stem end)

canola oil

salt

Heat about 1 inch of canola oil in a frying pan (I use a cast iron skillet)  over medium-high heat.  If you have a thermometer, you are looking for a temperature of about 360 degrees.

Thinly slice okra lengthwise.  You will get 4 – 8 slices per okra, depending on size.

Fry the okra in the hot oil in small batches until golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from oil, drain, and place on a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and serve.

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