Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Deep Fried Ladies Fingers (OKRA)

In Brunei, whenever I go to the pasar or tamu, I tend to see Ladies Fingers selling for very cheap. In the west, they are known as Okras and they are normally used to make gumbo, but some like to coat it with batter and fry them. Here's a nice recipe for Deep Fried Okras

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 pods ladies fingers(okra), sliced in 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or cornmeal (preferably use 3/4 cup cornmeal and 1/4 cup flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, soak ladies fingers in egg for 5 to 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.
2. Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Roll ladies fingers into the breadcrumbs mixture, coating evenly.


3. Carefully place them in hot oil; stir continuously. Reduce heat to medium when okra first starts to brown, and cook until golden. Drain on paper towels.


Look at those beautiful deep fried okras. This one was done using 3/4 cup cornmeal and 1/4 cup plain flour. By Alice from allrecipes.com. These babies are crispy on the outside and when you bite, it's slightly sticky and have a very nice texture. YUM!
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