Fried Okra Salad

Here is my blog from over a year ago. I just wonder how many have actually tried this recipe for Fried Okra Salad. I am giving you another chance. It is absolutely one of the best dishes in the world. Easy too, it is OK to get frozen Okra that has been already breaded and ready to fry. It cooks up in a few minutes so cut up the onions and tomatoes first so they will be ready when the okra is done. I still go for the pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy for a wonderful meal. I like thin cut pork chops with the ‘bone in’, they are done in a few minutes and tender and crisp.

something special about the crunchy okra, fresh tomatoes and onions. All time favorite!

This may be your favorite once you try it. My mother got this recipe at least 75 years ago from Beulah Kerr. It has been a family favorite for four generations. Simply delicious! It is especially good with summer time meals~pork chops, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans and  pickled beets~

Crunchy Fried Okra Salad  

1 pkg. sliced frozen okra   ( Or buy frozen cut okra that has been breaded, then you can put it right  in the skillet still frozen and eliminate the next two steps. Just as good either way.)
1 ½ c. flour (more if needed)
½ tsp salt
1 large tomato, chopped
½ c. chopped onion

Thaw sliced okra in warm water,
pour water off, then toss in plastic bag with
flour and salt mixture. Coat well. (okra should
be stuck together in clumps) You DON’T need to do this step if you use the cut and breaded frozen okra! I am making it really easy for you.
Heat about two inches of oil in skillet, med. hot
Fry half the okra at a time. (add more oil if
necessary on second batch). Use large slotted spoon to turn okra and cook on all sides until light golden and crisp, watch carefully so it won’t burn.
Drain on lots of paper towels, get that grease out! When ready to serve, toss okra with the chopped tomatoes and onions. Salt to taste.

4 thoughts on “Fried Okra Salad

  1. this looks great, Rita! I can’t wait till later in the spring to try it…..we don’t get decent fresh okra shipped up here to Seattle area till then….you can find frozen, but it’s pretty terrible in my opinion! I Love okra ~ we were raised on it ~ fried, pickled, gumbo; but never in a salad like yours….looking forward to it!

  2. Goodmorning Tara, I use the sliced frozen okra most of the time, (not the breaded kind) it seems to get slimy when it thaws and that holds the flour coating better than fresh okra. You might give it a try. I cook dinner for the family almost every Sunday and someone always asks “where’s the okra salad!” I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Santa Claus finds your house~

  3. We love fried okra – usually buy a family pk at “Golden Chick” or a barbecue place. Never thought of adding tomatoes & onion; will definitely give this a try. My grandaughter from Calif always asks for fried okra when she’s here – they don’t have it there.

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