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Recipe

Fried Okra Salad

  • Yield: 4 first-course servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons Rustic Rub
  • 16 okra pods, washed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening, for frying
  • 4 cups assorted salad greens
  • Green Onion Dressing

Directions

  • Beat together the buttermilk and egg in a small bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of the rub and stir to blend. Add the okra and turn to coat evenly. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, and 1 teaspoon of the rub.
  • Dredge the okra in the flour mixture and heat the shortening in a skillet. When it is hot, place the okra, split side down, in the oil and fry, turning once, for about 2 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  • Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle the okra with the remaining 1 teaspoon of rub.
  • Divide the greens into 4 equal portions. Top each with okra and drizzle with dressing.
  • Serve immediately.