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Okra Rellenos

Okra Rellenos are unique, delicious, and quite addicting.
Course Appetizer
Author Stacey

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 pound fresh okra 4-inch-long pods
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Salsa of your choice

Instructions

  • Cut Monterey Jack cheese into thin sticks
  • Cut a lengthwise slit in each okra pod, but not through the ends, and push the seeds aside
  • Fill okra pods with cheese sticks, and set aside
  • Combine flour and corn muffin mix in a large bowl
  • Make a well in center of mixture
  • Stir together egg, buttermilk, and beer
  • Add to dry ingredients, stirring until smooth
  • Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a deep skillet and heat the oil
  • Dip stuffed okra in batter, coating well
  • Fry a few at a time, in hot oil until golden
  • Drain on paper towels
  • Continue frying a few at a time and draining them on paper towels
  • Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately with salsa