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This is my husband's simple and great tasting recipe for fried okra. This recipe was created in the wintertime when fresh okra was not available. We can't tell the difference, though, and we actually prefer frozen over fresh. So now, we use the frozen okra all the time. Enjoy!


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4 -- Prep and cooking times are approximate.
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 8
    oz frozen okra
  • 2
    eggs slightly beaten
  • 2
    tablespoons milk
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2
    cup cornmeal
  • 1/2
    cup organic flour
  • 1/2
    cup olive oil



  1. Cook's Tip: Assemble all your ingredients before you begin. You will need a nonstick skillet and a couple of medium size mixing bowls.
  2. This is the okra I used in this recipe.
  3. I weigh my frozen okra. You will need 8 ounces for this recipe.
  4. Add 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup cornmeal to a mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder and mix well.
  5. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs slightly and then add 2 tablespoons milk to combine
  6. Add about a third of the okra to the bowl. Make sure each piece is separated and well covered with the egg mixture.
  7. Lift the okra with a slotted spoon and add to the flour mixture. I do the dredging with my hands. It works better for me. .
  8. Heat the olive oil in a non stick skillet over medium high heat. Get it hot, but not smoking. Add the okra to the hot oil in the pan. Don't crowd it or move it too much. Turn the okra when it is golden brown and then brown it on the other side. Don't over brown.
  9. When the okra is ready, remove it to a rack lined with a paper towel. Repeat the process until you have cooked all the okra. Salt the okra. Here is how it looks! Enjoy.

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Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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