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Okra Fritters

Oil for frying
1 poundokra, small chop
1 cupdiced onion
1 cupred bell pepper
1 teaspoonsalt
1/2 teaspoongarlic powder
1/4 teaspooncayenne (optional)
1/2 cupwater
1 egg
1/2 cupall-purpose flour
1 teaspoonbaking powder
1/2 cupcornmeal
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Okra Fritters - Instructions

Heat 1-inch of oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees F .In a large bowl, mix together
the okra, onion, bell pepper, salt, garlic powder, cayenne, water and egg. Sift
together the flour, baking powder and cornmeal. Combine flour mixture and okra
mixture.

Once the oil has reached temperature, drop a scant 1/4-cup of the okra batter into the
hot oil. Fry 2-3 minutes per side or until golden. Remove from oil and drain on paper
towels.

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