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Making Fried Okra: Deep-Fried, Oven-Fried, Stir-Fried, It’s All Good!

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Spring is officially here, and no such season would ever be truly in full swing until someone makes a batch of fried okra. This dish can be cooked in several different ways, but as a fried one, it appears to be somewhat of a Texas delicacy! It’s one of the more popular ways of cooking it, and it has become a southern cuisine staple. If you have a taste for this dish and want to try a healthier way of cooking it, you could also opt to oven-fry it, or even mix it into a stir-fry! Truth be told, it tastes great no matter which way you cook it.

A light dredging in flour and then frying until golden brown makes these delicious little nuggets a simple and tasty treat. Follow that up with just a light dusting of salt prior to eating them and you have the makings of a memorable meal. WikiHow, the website designed to describe the various ways to do something, actually has a link dedicated to fried okra. On it, they have the how-to directions for three methods: deep-fried, oven-fried, and stir-fried. Each option on the site makes for four servings and provides the full ingredient list. Following that, they provide step-by-step instructions with respect to each method, include images. They also identify the various kitchen tools/accessories you’ll need to complete each version.

Making Fried Okra: Deep-Fried, Oven-Fried, Stir-Fried, It’s All Good!

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In addition, Allrecipes.com has a link for fried okra. With prep time set at 15 minutes and cooking time set at another 15, you could be sitting down to a delicious feast of this southern classic in a half-hour’s time. They also provide a link for the full nutrition information, but some highlights include 394 calories, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 29.2 grams of fat, 4.7 grams of protein, 167 mg of sodium, and 46 mg of cholesterol per serving.

Other unique recipes you can try with classic southern flare are fried pickles, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, and maybe some southern fried corn. These all pair well with fried okra, can make for a wonderful pastime in sharing the preparation and sampling with family, and are just plain tasty!