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