These fried okra patties are made from fresh okra and onion in a cornmeal batter. A delightful southern-style snack.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 3 cups vegetable oil for frying
- 1 pound okra, finely chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix together the okra, onion, salt, pepper, water and egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and cornmeal; and stir that into the okra mixture.
Carefully drop spoonfuls of the okra batter into the hot oil, and fry on each side until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels.