Columbia Farmers Market

CFM Recipes

Okra Fritters

Servings: 4
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Marcus Monroe, of Manitou Farms, shared his recipes for okra fritters and persimmon bread.  You can find Marcus at CFM most Saturdays in the summer and fall.


  • 1 cup flour
  • cup ½cornmeal
  • cup ¼grated Parmesan
  • 1 medium onion peeled and diced
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup ¼buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • teaspoon ½cayenne
  • 1 pound okra trimmed and sliced thin, about ¼ inch
  • 1 cup canola oil


  1. Make a batter by mixing together flour, cornmeal, Parmesan, onions, eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, salt and cayenne.
  2. Mix in the okra.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Spoon in 4 to 5 fritters (2-3 tablespoons for each) at a time.
  5. Fry until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes.
  6. Drain on paper towels. Keep in a warm place while cooking remaining fritters

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