Pecan Crusted Fried Okra
Pecan Crusted Fried Okra fries up crispy and crunchy with a wonderful nutty flavor. The sliced okra is coated in ground pecans mixed with flour and cornmeal plus a little cayenne pepper. It fries up fantastically golden in just a few minutes.
- 3/4 cup toasted pecans
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 pound okra, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- Peanut oil for frying
Process pecans in a food processor until finely ground.
Combine pecans with flour, cornmeal, salt, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together egg and milk.
Pour about 2 inches of peanut oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet. Cast iron is perfect but any quality skillet will do.Heat oil to 375 degrees.
Place okra in bowl with egg mixture and stir to coat okra well.
Toss about 8 pieces of okra at a time in the flour mixture.
Fry okra in batches until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Season with a little more salt.