Fried Okra With Cumin Yogurt Dipping Sauce Recipe

This recipe was part of the Food Republic's Southern Food Test Kitchen with our friends from Music to Your Mouth.

Breathe new light into a Southern classic with golden deep-fried okra dipped in a refreshing cumin-spiced Greek yogurt sauce. This recipe yields a crispy texture your guests will keep enjoying as long as you keep frying up fresh batches. Feeling extra-ambitious? Make your own buttermilk with our easy how-to. And if you're looking for a spicy kick, add a teaspoon of Sriracha to the sauce.

Fried Okra With Cumin Yogurt Dipping Sauce Recipe
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  • 6 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 pounds fresh okra
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 clove finely garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  1. Prepare the dipping sauce: mix yogurt with garlic, cumin and Sriracha (if using). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until just before serving.
  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour and paprika.
  4. Dip okra in buttermilk first and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture. Coat well.
  5. Carefully add the okra to the hot oil and fry until golden-brown and okra is cooked through.
  6. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  7. Serve hot with dipping sauce.
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