Tempura Fried Okra

  • Pin It
  • print



This is one of the most interesting appetizers that I’ve seen Tom McEachern create:  a southern favorite with an Asian dipping sauce.  Southern fried okra is one of the most popular dishes that we serve at Gabriel’s.  I bet you’ll love Tom’s version too!

Servings: 6 servings
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients Add to grocery list

2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup cornstarch plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 quart of soda water
1 lb. fresh okra pods, left whole, washed and drained
Mae Ploy Dipping Sauce – purchase at grocery store


 

image

 

Directions

Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  Pour in the soda water and stir only until incorporated, leaving some small lumps.  Stirring too much will make the batter tough.

Dip the okra pods in the batter, gently shake off excess batter and deep fry in oil heated to 375 degrees.  Remove when golden brown and serve with mae ploy sauce.

Show: Second Helpings
          Watch Paula on Food Network


You May Also Like These Recipes:

You May Also Like These Articles:

Leave a Comment

Reader Comments:

54321

By Anonymous on October 06, 2010

My Recipe Box |

Paula's Upcoming Schedule

  • September 12: Deen Family Book Signing

    Join the Deen Family for a Book Signing at The Lady & Sons from 10 am to 12 pm.
    The event is free; 350 wristbands to be distributed starting at 9 am.

  • September 16: Paula Deen Live! Birmingham, AL

    Come see Paula’s live show at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham, AL and get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes, and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!
    Tickets available from Ticketmaster here!
    Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms.

  • September 18: Paula Deen Live! Jacksonville, FL

    Come see Paula’s live show at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts in Jacksonville, FL and get a heaping helping of Paula’s recipes, and some good old-fashioned fun and laughter!
    Tickets available from Ticketmaster here!
    Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms.

  • View Paula's Full Schedule