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Okra Patties


  • 1 pound fresh okra sliced into coins (¼ inch thick)
  • 1 cup small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp table grind black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Messina Hof Serenity white wine
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 3 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Mix the first block of ingredients together

  2. Sift together your dry ingredients and fold the into the okra mixture

  3. In a heavy bottom skillet heat your oil to 350 degrees

  4. Carefully drop gently rounded tablespoons of batter into the oil, cooking on both sides 2 minutes per side

  5. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels, season with a pinch of kosher salt while still hot

  6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce 

Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine and locally grown fresh from the garden produce in his recipes. He conducts Cooking Parties with the Chef on the third Sunday of each month at Messina Hof Winery.

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