Simply Fried OkraPosted: September 30, 2011
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)
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.