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Crispy Fried Okra

1 lb fresh okra
2 eggs, beaten
4-6 dashes hot pepper sauce
1 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
oil for deep frying

Wash okra and drain well; cut off ends and discard. Cut okra crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. In a bowl, combine beaten eggs and hot sauce; add okra and stir to coat all pieces well. In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal, salt and cayenne.

Dip okra pieces into cornmeal mixture to coat well. Heat oil in the deep fryer to 375. Fry okra in batches until browned, about 4 to 6 minutes for each batch. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Serves 4.

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