Kaye’s Okra Fry Bread

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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 30 min (until both sides golden brown)
Difficulty: Easy

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1   16-ounce bag frozen whole okra, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
2 teaspoon salt
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup plain cornmeal
1/2 cup chopped Vidalia Onions or Spring onions
2 1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon clarified butter, plus more as needed


In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour and salt. Whisk in water to make a thin batter. Stir in okra and onions.

Over medium heat, add clarified butter to a cast iron skillet. Use a small ladle to pour batter onto skillet. Pan should be hot enough to make batter sizzle. Cook until underside is browned, about 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and brown on the other side. Repeat with additional batter, adding more butter as necessary.

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Do you have any recipes for cooking okra leaves? I've heard they should be cooked like regular greens. Also have you ever heard of ground okra seeds being used in the coffee maker to make a coffee like drink?

By Michelle on August 30, 2011

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