Long John Silver's is the largest quick-service seafood restaurant chain in the United States, with about one-third of the estimated $1.24 billion market. The chain's more than 1,200 units, located in 36 states, feature a nautical theme and a menu that includes, in addition to Long John Silver's trademark batter-dipped fish, chicken, and seafood, breaded fish, sandwiches, french fries, coleslaw, hush puppies, corn, and desserts. About 60 percent of the U.S. units are owned and operated by the company; the remainder, along with all of the 28 overseas outlets, are franchises. More than 120 of the U.S. units are cobranded sites also featuring an A&W All-American Food outlet.

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Fried Okra


Captain D's Country Style Fish Combo with fish, hush puppies, fried okra and coleslaw.

FRIED OKRA
Captain D's Seafood Restaurant Copycat Recipe

1 pound fresh okra
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup self rising cornmeal
1 cup self rising flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
vegetable oil

1/4 cup bacon drippings

Cut off and discard tip and stem ends from okra; cut okra into 1⁄2 inch thick slices. Stir into buttermilk; cover and chill 45 minutes.

Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Remove okra from buttermilk with a slotted spoon, and discard buttermilk. Dredge okra, in batches, in the cornmeal mixture.

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a dutch oven or cast iron skillet; add bacon drippings, and heat to 375 degrees. Fry okra, in batches, 4 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

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