DEEP FRIED OKRA
Primary category: Side Dishes
Trim the stem and end of the okra and cut any very large pods into two pieces. Toss them in a bowl with the buttermilk to coat. Let them sit for at least 30 minutes. Heat the frying oil to 365 degrees. Mix the cornmeal, flour and spices in a large bowl or pan. Drain the okra and drdge it in the flour mixture. Shake off the excess flour and fry in batches until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with salt and/or hot sauce.