In the south, there’s nothing like crispy fried okra as a side dish for summer barbecue cookouts. I live in Florida, so summer starts in March or April… and outdoor cooking takes place pretty much year-round. The growing season starts early here, too.
When I came across baskets full of fresh okra at the St. Petersburg Saturday market in the spring, I decided to see if I could duplicate my southern-born ex-hubby’s magical recipe for crispy fried okra.
Crispy fried okra is NOT slimy
I cooked fried okra for the very first time on Sunday, April 13, 2014. My son said it tasted just like his dad’s recipe… and that made me prouder than you could ever imagine. My husband was a wonderful cook; I mostly chopped veggies.
I am delighted that I have finally mastered fried okra and hope you have a chance to try this recipe for okra that is tasty, very light and totally NON-slimy.