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Okra Fritters

My husband went to Dubai’s fruit and vegetable market and bought a big box of okra.  All I thought about was, “What in the heck am I gonna do with all of this okra?”  Alhamdulilah we bought a freezer this past Ramadan and I was able clean up the okra, cut it up, and then freeze it in one-quart sized Ziploc baggies.  We will be eating okra for a long time!

 This was a new recipe I tried for Ramadan 2009 and the whole family, even my children, enjoyed this recipe.

If you are not fond of okra because of its sliminess, or for any other reason, I suggest that you do try this recipe.  Serve it with ranch-style dressing.  OMG it is so delicious!


Okra Fritters

2 cups of fresh okra, finely chopped

¼ cup onion, finely chopped

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

½ cup water

1 egg

½ cup of flour

1 tsp of baking powder

½ cup of cornmeal

Oil for frying

In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients, except for the okra.  Add the okra and mix.

In a medium-sized wok, heat the oil.  When the oil is hot add the okra batter by spoonfuls.  Adjust the flame to medium heat.  Cook the okra fritters until golden brown.  Remove from heat and let drain on a platter lined with paper towels.

After all of the fritters are cooked serve with Ranch-Style dressing.