Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fried Okra with Green Onion Aioli

This a recipe I picked up from NOLA Fried Okra which is sometimes called Southern popcorn, as it is addictive when eating it (you just can’t stop) It was served w/Green Onion Aioli,

Star with 1 lb Fresh Okra, trim both ends cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Egg wash:
3 Egg Yolks
3/4 Cup Buttermilk or whole milk
2 Tbsp Hot sauce
2 Tbsp Kosher salt
1 tsp Cayenne

1/2 Cup White Corn Meal
1/2 Cup Corn Flour
2 Tbsp Kosher salt 1 tsp Cayenne
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder

Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.

Whisk together the egg yolks, milk, hot sauce, salt, and Cayenne. Place the cut Okra into the egg wash, mixing it up a bit to cover. Let stand 15 minutes.

While letting stand combine cornmeal, flour, w/seasonings in a brown paper bag shake well. (that's the way I was taught to coat anything) Take okra out of the wash and drop in the bag (shaking well) Do in stages making certain coating is even. Fry in small batches 'til golden brown (this is to prevent overcrowding the pan resulting in making the okra greasy) drain on a paper towels or paper bags Season with salt as soon as you take from grease/oil.

Green Onion Aioli Recipe:                  
 4 Tbsp Sliced Green Onions                
1 Tbsp minced Garlic                  
1 egg
2 tsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 pinch Cayenne
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

Combine the green onions garlic egg lemon juice, and salt in  a food processor. Puree well 'til mixture is green. With motor running on low speed slowly drizzle in the oil thickening  the mixture


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