Fried Okra And Hoosier Sugar Daddy Syrup on Biscuits
Join culinary expert Brenda Gantt in her latest YouTube video as she prepares the mouthwatering combination of Fried Okra and Hoosier Sugar Daddy Syrup on Biscuits. Watch as she expertly fries the crispy okra and drizzles it with the sweet syrup, serving it on fluffy biscuits. Indulge in this delightful Southern treat with Brenda Gantt’s flavorful twist.
Fried Okra and Hoosier Sugar Daddy Syrup on Biscuits is a delightful Southern dish that combines crispy fried okra with a sweet and sticky syrup, all served on fluffy biscuits. This unique combination of flavors and textures creates a mouthwatering treat that will transport you to the heart of the South. In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps to recreate this delicious dish at home. Let’s get frying!
For the Fried Okra:
1 pound fresh okra pods, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying
For the Hoosier Sugar Daddy Syrup:
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Biscuits:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
3/4 cup milk
Start by preparing the Hoosier Sugar Daddy Syrup. In a small saucepan, combine the granulated sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
In a bowl, soak the sliced okra in buttermilk for 10-15 minutes. This will help tenderize the okra and remove any bitterness.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and black pepper. Drain the okra from the buttermilk and dredge each piece in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or pot to a temperature of 350°F (175°C). Carefully drop the coated okra into the hot oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Fry for 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) for the biscuits. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the cold cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in the milk and stir until just combined.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out rounds and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Once the biscuits are baked and slightly cooled, split them open and spread a generous amount of the Hoosier Sugar Daddy Syrup on each half.
Serve the warm Fried Okra alongside the syrup-slathered biscuits, allowing guests to create their own unique bites of Southern deliciousness.
For extra flavor, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika to the flour mixture for the fried okra.
Make sure the oil is hot enough before frying the okra to achieve a crispy texture.
Feel free to adjust the sweetness of the Hoosier Sugar Daddy Syrup by adding more or less sugar to suit your taste.
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