Fried Okra

  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 pound okra

Buttermilk

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

Essence, recipe follows

Oil, for frying

Salt and pepper

Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme

Directions

  1. With a sharp knife, slice the okra into 1-inch slices. Season the okra with salt and pepper. Marinate the okra in buttermilk. Marinate for 30 minutes and drain. Place 1 quart of oil in a saucepan. Heat the oil. In a shallow dish, mix the flour and cornmeal together. Season the flour with Essence. Dredge the okra in the seasoned flour/cornmeal mixture, coating the okra completely. Fry the okra in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Fry the okra in batches. Remove the okra from the oil and drain on a paper-lined plate. Season with salt and pepper.

Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

  1. Combine all ingredients thoroughly.