*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
  
                          Mamma’s Country Fried Okra
  
  Recipe By     : Sylvia Woods
  Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:00
  Categories    : Soul Food                        Vegetables
  
    Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
  --------  ------------  --------------------------------
     1      pound         okra
       1/2  cup           vegetable oil
     2      teaspoons     salt -- to taste
     2      teaspoons     black pepper -- freshly ground
  
  1)  Wash the okra in cold water and drain.  Cut it into 1/2-inch slices and
  remove the stems.
  2)  Heat half the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.  Add half
  te okra and spread it into an even layer with a spatula.  Sprinkle with salt
  and pepper.  Fry, turning the okra with a spoon to cook evenly, until the
  okra is tender, crispy, and well browned, about 10 minutes.  Drain on paper
  towels.  Repeat with remaining oil and okra and serve hot.
  
  NEW YORK-STYLE FRIED OKRA
  
  After washing and draining the okra, cut it crosswise into 1-inch slices.
  Beat 3 eggs with a few drops of water in a bowl.  Pour some cracker meal
  into a second bowl.  Dredge the sliced okra first in the cracker meal, then
  coat with the beaten egg.  Drain well and coat with cracker meal.  The okra
  is then ready for frying.
  
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