How To Make Crunchy Fried Okra
5 pods okra, sliced in 1/4 inch pieces
5 pods okra, smashed
1 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2/3 cup sunflower oil
Directions In a small bowl, soak okra in buttermilk for 5 to 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and pepper and cayenne pepper.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Dredge okra in the cornmeal mixture, coating evenly.
Carefully place okra in hot oil; stir continuously.
Reduce heat to medium when okra first starts to brown, and cook until golden.
Drain on paper towel.
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