1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup corn meal
1/2 lb okra, chopped medium fine
1/2 small onion, chopped medium fine
1/4 cup water (or buttermilk)
Heat shortening in large skillet, enough to cover bottom about 1/4- 1/2 inch deep
Blend first four ingredients in one bowl (dry mix)
Mix last four ingredients in separate bowl ( wet mix)
Add dry mix to wet mix, making sure all okra is coated well.
Drop by 1/4 cup spoonfuls into hot shortening.
Flatten patties and fry until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Salt if needed.
Top with sour cream or other condiments.