Friday, February 7, 2014

Southern Okra Rellenos

Makes : 2 dozen                Prep : 40 Minutes

Okra is a signature Southern ingredient whether fried, pickled, or grilled. Okra  Rellenos  are essentially fried okra filled with cheese. The recipe yields 2 dozen, but they'll go fast!
4                    ounces Monterey Jack cheese with peppers

1                    pound fresh okra (4-inch-long pods)
1                    cup self-rising flour
1/3                 cup self-rising cornmeal
1                    large egg 
1/2                 cup buttermilk
1/2                 cup dark Corn oil
1/2                 teaspoon salt

1.          Cut Monterey Jack cheese into 3- x 1/4- x 1/4-inch sticks.
2 .         Cut a lengthwise slit in each okra pod, cutting to but not through ends; push seeds aside. Stuff pods with cheese sticks, and set aside.
3 .         Combine flour and cornmeal in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
4 .         Stir together egg, buttermilk, and beer; add to dry ingredients, stirring until smooth.
5 .         Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Dip stuffed okra in batter, coating well; fry, a few at a time, in hot oil until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt; serve immediately with salsa.


  1. Dear Nee, THese look so very good!! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  2. Hi Catherine , when my hubby first saw the okra , he said 'UUGH' now he just love them ;-D . thanks for stopping by :)

  3. I am not a big fan of okra, but I guess with some cheese it would be much better :D thanks for the recipe Nee

    1. Hi Medeja , I know a lot of people that's not fond of okra ;-D ... wouldn't food be boring if we all liked the same kind . That's what so great about knowing a lot of food bloggers . Thanks for topping by :).

  4. Dear Nee, Great recipe! I love Okra. The first time I had it, was mixed in a soup. Can't remember the name of the soup, but it was delicious. Since then I am a lover of this great un-used veggie. Not many people love this. I will definitely try this one, sounds and looks mouthwatering, especially with the cheese. Thanks for sharing...Blessings..Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , I was a teenager when I ate my first okra dish (okra and tomatoes ) I fell in love , here in the south everyone is expected to like okra , not so ;-D , thanks for stopping by . Have a blessed , safe and warm weekend :)

  5. Hi Nee!
    I've never seen Okra Rellenos before, pretty cool:) We don't eat much okra at our house. I'm not even sure Marion likes them. I, of course, must now find out!!! I love rellenos and I like okra so I may just enjoy noshing on a few of these too!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Nee...

  6. Hi Louise , if you must try them , cook maybe two or three . they are a required taste ;-) , thanks for stopping by :)


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