Okra and Potatoes


Frying okra and potatoes together creates an awesome flavour combination!



1 lb young okra pods

2 large potatoes

1 onion

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 tbsp Salt.

2 pints ice water

Oil for frying

Salt and pepper for seasoning, to taste


  • Top and tail the Okra pods, (cut off the ends).
  • Cut the pods into approximately 1/4 inch rounds.
  • Peel and dice the potates into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Peel the onions and chop finely
  • Place the sliced Okra into a glass or stainless steel bowl and sprinkle the salt liberally over the pods.
  • Cover the pods with the iced water, making sure that all the slices are under water.
  • Place the bowl containing the Okra and water in a refrigerator and leave for 2 or more hours.
  • Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and drain off the salt water.
  • Place the Okra in a bowl and add the potatoes and chopped onion
  • Season the cornmeal with the salt and pepper
  • Place the sliced Okra potato and onion mixture together with the seasoned cornmeal in a large plastic bag and shake until the vegetables are well coated with the cornmeal.
  • Heat some oil (1/2 inch deep) in a frying pan until it begins to shimmer. Place the vegetables in the pan and fry until the potatoes are done and the mixture has browned nicely.
  • Remove the Okra and potato mixture from the oil, using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot as a side dish