Fried Okra with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

Fried Okra with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce

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½ cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cornmeal

1 tsp paprika

¼ teaspoon cayenne

1 tsp garlic salt

½ tsp lemon pepper

½ cup buttermilk (more if needed)

8-10 okra, sliced into half inch rings

Canola oil, about 1 cup – enough to be an inch deep in the skillet


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, paprika, cayenne, garlic salt and lemon pepper. 

Stir in buttermilk, adding more if the batter isn’t wet enough to stick to okra.

Add okra to bowl and stir, coating them all in the batter. (Hands work best for mixing!)

In a large skillet, heat canola oil over medium high heat. 

Fry okra in small batches until golden brown. Remove and place on newspaper and paper towels to drain oil.

Jalapeno Ranch Sauce


½ packet ranch dip seasoning

½ cup sour cream

4-5 shakes of hot sauce

½ diced jalapeño


Mix ranch dip, sour cream and Tabasco to taste.

Add in diced jalapeño and enjoy.

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