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Fried Okra Salad

8 Feb
Español: Frutos del gombo English: Bucket of r...

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1-1/2 cups self-rising yellow cornmeal

1 tsp salt

1 pound fresh small okra pods

1-1/2 cups buttermilk

Vegetable oil

1 head Bibb lettuce, rough chopped

1 large tomato, chopped

1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

Lemon Dressing

3 bacon slices, fried crisp and crumbled

 

Combine cornmeal and salt. Dip okra in butter milk; dredge in cornmeal. Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or deep cast iron skillet; heat to 375 degrees. Fry okra in batches, 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on a wire rack over paper towel lined baking sheet.

Arrange lettuce on a serving platter; top with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Add Lemon Dressing, tossing to coat. Top with fried okra, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.

 

Lemon Dressing:

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3 TBSP chopped fresh basil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 cup olive oil

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Add oil, whisking until combined.

 

Serves 6

 

 

 

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