In the south okra is every where. I threw together this recipe, when trying to come up with something different. When I make this for the kids I leave out the tomatoes and onion
PREP TIME 15 Min
COOK TIME 10 Min
READY IN 25 Min
2 pounds fresh okra, sliced in 1/8 inch pieces
1 large tomato, diced
1 onion, diced
6 packets instant grits
2 eggs, lightly beaten
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup oil for frying, or as needed
1. Combine okra, tomato, and onion in a large bowl. Add the grits, eggs, salt, and pepper and blend together using your hands.
2. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Form patties 2 1/2 inches in diameter, about 1/2 the size of a hamburger. Place the fritter in the pan and cook until golden brown, about five minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side, about five minutes more. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.