fried watermelon rinds

Fried Watermelon Rinds

1/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shortening or vegetable oil
2 cups watermelon rind, cubed

Mix together the cornmeal, flour, salt, and pepper. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F.

In a heavy 10-inch iron skillet. Roll the cubed rind in the corn meal mixture and add to the hot oil. Fry about 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.

Stir gently and cook about 4-5 minutes more until browned all over. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Eat while hot.

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