Yields: 12 fritters
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 lb okra, coarsely chopped
- 1 large green creole tomato, diced
- 1 cup Odyssey Tomato Basil Feta Cheese
- 1/2 onion, finely diced
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp chipotle powder (or to taste)
- Parsley, chopped (optional garnish)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add the green tomato, chopped okra, onion and feta. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg into the buttermilk, then add it to the okra mixture. Stir until just combined.
In a separate bowl, add buttermilk to egg and whisk to combine. Add mixture to tomato mixture, stirring to combine.
Mix mayo and chipotle powder in a small dish; set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop the okra batter into the oil by heaping tablespoonful. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, then flip the fritters and press them flat with the back of a spatula. Cook 4 to 5 more minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Cook in batches, adding more oil if necessary; then drain on paper towels.
Serve hot using chipotle mayo as a dip.
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