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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gluten-Free Fried Okra

Something about being gluten-free makes me crave foods I never ate or cooked regularly before I was gf. Fried foods definitely fall into that category! I do try to eat healthy and cook healthy for my family. But I am a Georgia peach and our okra plants produced great big okra...too big for pickling. And my youngest had never had fried okra..... Ok, ok. Enough excuses!

Gluten-free fried okra:
5 or 6 large pieces fresh okra
1 cup cornmeal (NOT cornmeal mix.. It contains wheat flour and is not gluten-free)
1/2 cup gf flour mix (I used Bob's but it doesn't really matter)
2 cups milk (I used goat's milk)
1 tsp. Garlic powder
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black pepper
coconut oil

Mix together all dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour milk into another small bowl. Start heating coconut oil (enough to coat the bottom of pan). Wash okra and slice into medallions. Dip each piece into the milk and then in dry ingredients. Add battered okra into the hot oil. Cook until brown on one side, then flip. Once second side is browned, remove from pan and drain grease. Salt and serve hot. Eat a few before debuting to the kids or you won't get any!
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