We have enjoyed the whole fried okra at Marlow’s several times. It’s in the “sides” section of the menu. We have tried to duplicate the batter they use but have been unable to. Could you possibly get the recipe? We grow lots of okra and would like our fried okra to be as good as Marlow’s. Thanks for your help. — Kay and Dan Darrington, Brookhaven
Marlow’s Tavern is one of our readers’ favorite restaurants and fortunately, John C. Metz, executive chef for Marlow’s Tavern, is very generous with his recipes. Perhaps the secret’s in the seasoned flour along with the tempura batter?
Metz says when you’re making this at home using a Dutch oven, you need one large enough that when only half filled with oil, it is still deep enough for the okra to be fully immersed in the hot oil without touching the bottom of the Dutch oven.
Marlow’s Tavern Fried Okra
Marlow’s Tavern’s Tempura Batter
If you like, substitute 3/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup vegetable flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder for the rice flour here.
Marlow’s Tavern’s Seasoned Flour
From the menu of … Marlow’s Tavern, 3575 Durden Drive NE, Atlanta. 770-557-1649. marlowstavern.com.
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