Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fried Okra

My husband thinks he has to have catfish every other day....well maybe not that often, but quiet regularly. Last weekend I decided to try frying okra in the fish cooker. I had a big sack of frozen okra in the freezer so I sat a bowl of it out to thaw while he was getting the fish ready. It was not completely thawed, still firm to the touch and I drizzled it with buttermilk (as Miss Paula advises) sprinkled with salt and pepper and added the corn meal. The meal, etc stuck nicely to the still cold okra making a delicious coating. I learned one thing from this cookout.....deep fried okra is wonderful!!!!

I am a girl of habits and mine has always been to squeeze lemon juice on my fish. It doesn't taste complete without it. BUT have you ever had malt vinegar on your fish? The English serve malt vinegar with fish and chips.....yum. So I bought a bottle and..... move over lemons, vinegar is on the table!

Have a good day all!



Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

If I were your neighbor, I'd be knocking on your door at dinner time every day!!! I KNOW that fish and okra were delicious.

It's Just Dottie said...

Oh my summer favorites!! I have never used frozen okra but I will now. Can I come eat at your house?

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Nanny, I love, love fried okra and yours looks scrumptious! I have not tried Paula's buttermilk idea, may have to try it! I would like to be alerted about when you are going to have this next, maybe I''ll head your way!

Thanks for dropping in, loved your visit!


grammy said...

I do like malt vinigar when I eat at a fish place
I use to get fried okra at Furrs cafeteria
we don't have either chain in our town anymore
oh well
my new favorite is Chipoltes

Solar Powered said...

good thing I'm full up on wings, beer, and smores or I would try to jump through the computer monitor for okra!

linda said...

Let's just say I'll take your word on the fried Okra! I'm not to adventureous, sorry!

Deb said...

I love okra....don't eat fried boiled...yours looks yummy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Nanny, Deep-fried foods are so GOOD--but so unhealthy... We just don't eat them anymore (unless we order them at a restaurant). I love fried okra --and would eat it everyday IF I could...


Aron said...

I had fried okra for the first time on Wed with a friend in SF. So good!