Okra is an often-overlooked vegetable, but once you know how to prepare it, you’ll want to put it in everything—including these delicious fried okra cakes!
- Place the okra, onion, ½ cup water, egg, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and mix well.
- Stir the flour, cornmeal, and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Add the flour mixture to the okra mixture and stir until well combined.
- Heat about 2 inches of oil plus the bacon drippings in a cast-iron or heavy skillet with high sides until the temperature reaches 350°F.
- Drop the okra batter into the hot oil by heaping tablespoonfuls and cook, in batches, until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.
Excerpted from The Beach House Cookbook. Copyright© 2017 by Whodunnit, Inc. Reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press.
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