Southern Fried Okra, a simple Southern classic, okra dredged in self-rising cornmeal, then fried until golden. Want to know the simple secret to keeping okra crisp on the outside while tender on the inside?
Okra has always had a special place in my heart – yes, I know that sounds strange, but let me explain! I grew up in Tennessee, and fried okra was a Sunday dinner staple! My Grandma would pre-cook the okra before we left for church on Sunday morning.
Flavorful Southern Fried Okra is simple to make, only requires a few ingredients, and is the most delicious way to cook fresh okra in the summer. To make this fried okra recipe, sliced okra is tossed with egg and then seasoned flour.