Monday, June 11, 2012
Give Me Something Deep Fried and Covered in Chocolate!
BUTTERMILK FRIED OKRA/ZUCCHINI/ONION RINGS
1 1/2 c. self-rising white cornmeal MIX (I think I'm currently using Aunt Jemima)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (you can adjust this to taste)
Oil for frying
Soak sliced okra, zucchini slices or onion rings in buttermilk. Stir together cornmeal mix, salt, sugar and red pepper. Dredge the buttermilk-soaked veggies in the coating and fry in oil heated to about 375 degrees (sometimes I use my Fry Daddy and sometimes I put an inch or two in a really big skillet). Fry until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
We serve our zucchini with ranch dressing for dipping.
I often have to double this recipe if I'm making a big batch.