1 lb okra, cut into 1/4 inch slice
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly mixed
2 cups corn oil, more if needed
salt, for seasoning
Combine the flour, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, pepper and salt in a shallow bowl.
Heat the oil in a large skillet.
When it is very hot, dredge the okra in the flour mixture, shake off any excess then dip into egg then flour again and fry in the oil in batches until light-brown and crispy.
Drain on paper towels.
Season with salt.