Southern Fried Okra

Fried okra is my all-time favorite vegetable. It is the only green vegetable that I get excited about eating. I can eat a ton of it.


  • 1 lb okra
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • oil


  1. Rinse okra and slice. Discard stems and tips.
  2. Pour buttermilk over sliced okra; cover and chill 30 minutes.
  3. Remove okra from buttermilk. Dredge okra in cornmeal.
  4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven or large skillet. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry okra in batches until golden brown, about 4 minutes.