Amy Kushnir of My Texas Today prepared Fried Okra on News 8 Daybreak Saturday, July 13.


  • 1/2 - 1 lb. fresh okra
  • 1 qt. buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups yellow corn meal
  • 4 tsp. Lawry s seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • vegetable oil


  1. Wash and slice okra (about 1/4 - 1/2 thick).
  2. Pour approximately 2 cups of buttermilk into a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Add remaining dry ingredients to a separate medium sized bowl and mix well.
  4. Dip sliced okra into buttermilk bowl, then coat each slice in the dry mixture, coating well.
  5. In a large cast iron skillet, heat vegetable oil on medium-high (oil about 1/4 deep).
  6. Add okra and adjust the heat to medium-low, letting it brown for 3- minutes.
  7. Flip each piece over to cook and additional 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Drain cooked okra on a paper towel and serve.

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