Fried Okra

Fried Okra Recipe

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Samantha Bideau


When it comes to okra it's best to use the smallest ones. They are more tender and have smaller seeds.


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  • 1 lb
    fresh okra
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1-2 c
    vegetable oil

How to Make Fried Okra


  1. Cut off and discard ends from okra and into 1/2 inch thick slices. Stir into buttermilk; cover and chill for 45 minutes.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flour, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Remove okra from bowl with slotted spoon, and discard buttermilk. Dredge okra, in batches, in the cornmeal mixture.
  4. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a cast iron skillet and heat to 375 degrees. Fry okra in batches 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.

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About Fried Okra

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

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