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Southern Fried Okra

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Enjoy this extremely tasty recipe for fried okra the Redfish Grill in New Orleans. Combined with the zippy remoulade,
this will be a favorite recipe! Recipe provided by Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine.

Ingredients for Okra
1 pound fresh okra (preferably Louisiana green velvet okra)
2 cups buttermilk
3/4 cups finely ground cornmeal
3/4 cup bread flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper vegetable oil salt and pepper

Method of Preparation for Okra

Cut off woody part of the stem of okra and soak in buttermilk. Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in cast-iron pot to 375 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl. Dredge okra in flour mix.
Fry okra in oil while carefully rotating for 4 to 5 minutes until batter begins to brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serves 4 to 6.

Remoulade Dipping Sauce

1 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons capers
3 each cornichons chopped fine
1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
2 green onions chopped fine
Mix all ingredients in bowl and serve.

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