Lemon Pepper Fried Okra
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 pounds fresh okra pods
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3-4 cups of canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups masa harina or fine ground yellow cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons lemon pepper (more or less to taste)
  1. Wash the okra in cool water and pat dry
  2. Cut the "cap" stem end off the okra pods then cut them in half lengthwise
  3. Beat the egg whites, salt, pepper, fresh lemon juice and cornstarch together in a large bowl
  4. Add the okra to the bowl and coat the okra well in the egg white mixture
  5. In a large zip top bag shake the masa harina (or corn meal) together with the lemon pepper
  6. Heat the oil over medium high heat (about 350 degrees) in a frying pan
  7. Working in batches shake the okra in the masa harina
  8. Shake off the extra masa and fry the okra for 2 minutes per side until it becomes golden brown
  9. Remove the okra from the hot oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a rack covered with paper towels.
  10. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt or lemon pepper if needed
Recipe by Sweet Savant at https://sweetsavant.com/2017/08/30/lemon-pepper-fried-okra/