*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                 FRIED OKRA
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Side dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Dipping sauces
                         Vegetable oil for frying
    8       oz           Okra
      1/2   c            Yellow cornmeal
      1/2   ts           Paprika
      1/4   ts           Ground red pepper
      1/4   ts           Salt
    5                    Drop hot pepper sauce
    1                    Egg
 
   CHUNKY TOMATO SAUCE: In small saucepan over medium
   heat, combine an 8 oz can tomato sauce, 1 small
   chopped onion, 1 seeded and chopped green bell pepper,
   1/8 ts chopped garlic, 1 1/2 ts olive oil, 1/8 ts
   chili powder and 1/8 ts black pepper.  Cook about 15
   minutes to blend flavors. SPICY CHEESE SAUCE: In small
   saucepan, over low heat, melt 1/1/2 Tb
   butter/margarine. STir in 2 Tb all purpose flour; cook
   5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In crease heat to
   medium; stir in 3/4 cup milk. Cook 5 minutes, stirring
   occasionally, until slightly thickened. Gradually stir
   in 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, then stir in
   4 oz can drained, chopped green chilies, 1/8 ts each
   ground red pepper and black pepper. Keep dipping
   sauces warm. In 4 quart saucepan, using deep-fry
   thermometer, heat 2 inch oil to 365 degrees.
   Meanwhile, slice stems and tips from okra. In medium
   bowl, combine next five ingredients. In small dish,
   beat together egg and 1 Tb water. Coat okra with egg
   mixture. In small batches, fry coated okra until
   golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes. With slotted spoon,
   remove to paper towel to drain. Serve immediately with
   warm dipping sauces.
  
 
 
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