Fried Pecan Ocra

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans 
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (10-oz.) packages frozen whole ocra, thawed*
  • Peanut oil

 

Preparation

  1.  Place pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan.
  2.  Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.
  3.  Process pecans, baking mix, and next 2 ingredients in a food processor until pecans are finely ground. Place pecan mixture in a large bowl. Add ocra, tossing to coat. Gently press pecan mixture into ocra.
  4.  Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; heat to 350°. Fry ocra, in batches, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.
  5. *1 (16-oz.) package frozen cut ocra, thawed, may be substituted.

 

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bisquick Original All-Purpose Baking Mix.