Friday, June 1, 2012

Fried Okra "SoCal" Style

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Okra at Sprouts Farmers Market. Jerry and I ate the entire 3 lbs in one's that good! Enjoy this southern classic with a california twist!

  • 3 lbs Okra
  • 1/2 Cup Panko, 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1/4 cajon seasoning
  • Salt, pepper & red pepper flakes to taste.
  • 1 small onion, small head of garlic 
  • Olive oil
  • Serve with fresh tomatoes and lemon.
  1. Wash and slice okra into 1/4 round pieces
  2. Place in bowl or bag. Drizzle with olive oil. Add panko breadcrumbs, cornmeal and seasoning. Mix / Shake well.
  3. Add enough oil in large skillet to cover bottom of pan, place over med-high heat and heat the oil. Carefully place the Okra in pan. Pan fry until crispy and brown.
  4. In a separate pan add a couple tablespoons of olive oil, place over med-heat and saute the garlic and onion. Stir frequently, cook until crispy. Mix in with the Okra.
  5. Serve hot with fresh tomatoes and lemon. 

Feel free to use less! :)