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1cupfresh okratrimmed and cut into 1/-8-inch strips
Saltpepper to taste
Oil for frying
4freshfirm, ripe tomatoes, cored, halved and sliced into thin strips
1red onionhalved and sliced into thin strips
Extra virgin olive oil to dress the salad
Combine the semolina, all-purpose flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss the okra strips in the flour mixture.
Heat 1 inch / 2.5 cm olive or other oil in a heavy frying pan. The oil should be hot.
Shake off the excess flour from the okra and fry in two batches in the hot oil until crisp and lightly browned. Alternatively, you can oven-fry the okra by lightly oiling the strips, dusting with flour and spreading on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375F/180C until crisp.
Toss the tomatoes, onion, crumbled feta, salt, pepper, cilantro and okra together. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and serve.