Okra Fritters

Fritters are definitely comfort food and this dish is Texas and Oklahoma comfort food at it’s best.

  • 6 ozs fresh Okra, thin sliced
  • 1/2 cup Sweet onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup Orange Bell Pepper, fine diced 
  • 1/2 cup Tomato, minced and drained
  • 1/2 cup Self Rising Flour
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 3 Eggs, beaten
  • Sea Salt nad Pepper to taste
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying

In a mixing bowl, combine okra, onion, bell pepper and tomato. Add the flour and cornmeal, tossing to coat evenly. Stir in eggs and season to taste.

Preheat oven to 200 F. This is to keep the fried fritters warm while finishing the entire batch.

In deep skillet, pour in 1/2 inch of oil. Heat to 360 F or until a bit of the fritter batter sizzles when dropped in it. Drop the batter by spoonfuls in the hot oil and fry. Turning once and frying until golden brown about 1 minute total. Using a slotted spatula or a spider utensil, place the fried fritters on a paper towel, then transfer to a warmed platter and keep in oven until all fritters are cooked. Serve warm.

About okieranchwife

I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.
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