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Fried Pecan Okra


  • 1 cup American Native Organic Missouri Northern Pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix (ie: Bisquick)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 lbs whole okra
  • Peanut oil


Place pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.

Process pecans, baking mix, salt and pepper in a food processor until pecans are finely ground. Place pecan mixture in a large bowl. Add okra, tossing to coat. Gently press pecan mixture into okra.

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; heat to 350°. Fry okra, in batches, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

Adapted from Southern Living