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Cornmeal Coated Fried Okra With Summer Tomato Relish Recipe - Cooking Index

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Cornmeal Coated Fried Okra With Summer Tomato Relish

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Vegetable or peanut oil - for frying
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozFlour
2   Eggs - beaten
1/2 cup 31g / 1.1ozMedium coarse cornmeal
2 teaspoons 10mlSalt
1 teaspoon 5mlFreshly-ground white pepper
1/2 lb 227g / 8ozFresh okra
  Summer Tomato Relish
1   Roasted red pepper - peeled, diced
1   Corn - roasted or grilled,
  And kernels removed
2 cups 125g / 4.4ozSmall tomatoes - sliced in half
  = (like pear or cherry)
2   Scallions - chopped
1 tablespoon 15mlChopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon 5mlHot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon 5mlSugar
1 tablespoon 15mlRed wine vinegar
2 tablespoons 30mlOlive oil
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in fry pan to 350 degrees.

Meanwhile gather 3 dishes for batter set up. Place flour in first dish and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place eggs in second dish. Place cornmeal in third dish and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Cut okra in 1/2-inch pieces and then begin 3-part batter, beginning with flour, then egg, and then cornmeal. Fry until golden brown and drain on paper towel. Serve with Summer Tomato Relish.

Summer Tomato Relish: In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Let sit for 1/2 hour to let the flavors mingle.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

Source:
MELTING POT with Tanya Holland - (Show # MP-1B22) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK

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