Mississippi Fried Okra.
I improvised this recipe after discussing with my friend Liza. She is a true Southerner, fries anything pretty good! She is a farmer too, raises lot of vegetables. I personally send her my fav’ Indian vegetables list’ which she loves to research a little’ and then take pain to raise them for me! She would beautifully narrate ‘how she managed to procure the seeds online’ and figure soil condition and weather for the same and indeed, after tons of hard work…my fav’ ridge gourd and taro roots will be delivered at my house:) Isn’t that sweet:)
Whole Okra – ends trimmed and chopped into bite size bits
Bread crumbs 1 cup
Egg whites 2
Pepper powder 1/2 spoon
Cayanne chili 1/4 spoon
Dry parsley leaves 1 spoon
Dry garlic powder 1 spoon
Dry onion powder 1 spoon
Oil for frying.
In a bowl bring salt, pepper, chili, parsley, garlic, onion and bread crumbs togather. Now spread them in a wide tray.
In a other tray bring egg whites.
Wash and clean okra, trim their ends alone. Pat dry them. Chop into bite size bits.
Now heat oil in a frying pan. Take few okras and roll them in egg whites first and then followed by bread crumbs. Once the veggie is evenly coated with bread….deep fry them in oil till crisp.
Serve warm as an appetizer.