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Grandmother's Southern Fried Okra

1 lb Fresh okra, cut 1 inch pcs

1 lg Green tomato, diced

1 md Onion chopped

1 Clove garlic, minced (opt)

1 Jalapeno pepper halved &

-sliced- remove seeds if too -hot 2 Eggs beaten

1/4 ts Salt

1/4 ts Black pepper

1/2 c Milk

1 c Cornmeal

1/4 c Vegetable oil

Combine okra, tomato, onion, garlic & jalapeno in large bowl. In separate bowl combine eggs, salt, pepper, milk. Pour egg mix over veggies and toss to thoroughly coat. Gradually add cornmeal until mixture on the veggies and at the bottom of the bowl soaked up. Continue to toss till ingredients evenly mixed. Mixture will have a gooey consistency. (No Kidding!) Heat oil in 10 inch skillet over med. heat until hot. Oil is ready when dash of cornmeal sizzles. Spoon mixture evenly in skillet. Reduce heat to med low. Cover and fry till underside golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Then invert on plate and slide otherside up into skillet and cook uncovered 5-8 min until golden brown. Remove from skillet to paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve hot.

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