Fried Okra with Smokey Dipping Sauce


  • smokey dipping sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs ketchup
  • 1 tbs spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • dash of liquid smoke
  • okra coating
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 lbs okra, tops cut off and halved lengthwise
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup ap flour
  • 1 tsp Cajun sesoning
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Mix all ingredients for the smoky dipping sauce and combine well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or a large sauce pan filled 1/3 with oil to 350 degrees.
  •  Place okra and eggs in a large bowl, and toss until well coated.
  • In a large resealable plastic bag, add panko bread crumbs, flour, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Seal bag and shake.
  • Add half of the okra to the bag, seal bag and shake until okra is well coated.
  • Place half the okra in the hot oil and cook for about 4 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Drain on a wire rack or paper towels.
  • Repeat with remaining okra.

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