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Cornmeal-Okra Fritters

March 20, 2013

MAKES 12 FRITTERS

Ingredients2 tsp. dried shrimp (optional)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup finely chopped red onion
? cup stone-ground white cornmeal
? cup flour
1? tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
? tsp. fresh ground black pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. water
2 cups okra, sliced crosswise to ? inch thick discs
Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions1. If adding, soak the dried shrimp in hot water for 5 minutes to soften. Drain and chop. Set aside.

2. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté till translucent and slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the optional chopped shrimp; stir and cook for 1 more minute. Let cool.

3. Place cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, and pepper in a large bowl and whisk together to blend. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the eggs and water. Blend sparingly till dry ingredients are just moistened. Batter will be thick. Fold in the cooled onion mixture and okra.

4. In a heavy skillet, pour oil to a depth of 1" and heat to... Get the recipe >>



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