Southern Okra Fritters
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup self-rising cornmeal
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound okra, coarsely chopped
½ onion, finely diced
1 large egg
½ cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1. In a large bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Add the chopped okra and onion.
2. In a small bowl lightly beat the egg into the buttermilk, and then add it to the okra mixture.
Stir until just combined.
3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop the okra batter into the oil by heaping tablespoonsful.
Cook 4 to 6 minutes, then flip the fritters and press them flat with the back of a spatula.
Cook 4 to 5 more minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
4. Cook in batches, adding more oil if necessary; then drain on paper towels, and serve hot.