The Belle, here, sharing another recipe for fried okra. I shared the regular way to make it before here.
But the other day I had a nice bag of fresh okra from Sprouts but didn't want to spend much time fixing it. Sooo...
Here's what I did:
Fresh okra, sliced
Olive or canola oil (I used extra virgin olive oil)
Panko bread crumbs (mine were herb, not plain)
Here's my beautiful batch of okra, washed.
Then I cut off the tops and sliced.
I heated an iron skillet, then added a few drizzles of oil. (Not deep. I didn't even cover the bottom of the skillet.)
Then sprinkle on some bread crumbs and a few pinches of salt and grinds of pepper.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until desired tenderness. Be careful not to burn your bread crumbs! Mine got a little too dark but tasted okay.
The breading doesn't stick very well this way, but it tastes very similar (my breading often falls off while cooking anyway since I don't have a deep fryer).
This was a good substitute for the more time consuming dish!