Cornmeal Coated Fried Okra with Summer Tomato Relish

Recipe courtesy of Tanya Holland
TOTAL TIME: 3 hr
Prep: 30 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 2 hr 30 min
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: --

ingredients

  • Vegetable or peanut oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup medium coarse cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 pound fresh okra
  • Summer Tomato Relish, recipe follows
SUMMER TOMATO RELISH:
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Directions

Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in fry pan to 350 degrees F. Meanwhile gather 3 dishes for batter set up. Place flour in first dish and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place eggs in second dish. Place cornmeal in third dish and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cut okra in 1/2-inch pieces and then begin 3-part batter, beginning with flour, then egg, and then cornmeal. Fry until golden brown and drain on paper towel. Serve with Summer Tomato Relish. For relish, toss all ingredients in bowl.
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Let sit for 1/2 hour to let the flavors mingle.
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