Fried Okra

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups fresh okra, washed and cut into ½-inch slices
  • ½ cup bacon drippings

Mix cornmeal, flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl or brown paper bag. Add okra and toss to coat. Heat drippings in skillet over medium heat. Fry okra in bacon grease, turning often to get crisp and brown.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.