Jen's Deep Fried Cajun Okra

Jennifer H


My family loves okra! Whether it boiled, fried or mixed in a dish, we love it! This dish has a Southern flavor with a mix with a hint of Cajun. They are great dipped in ranch.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10 Min
20 Min


1-2 lb
okra, fresh or frozen (whole or cut)
5 c
canola oil, for frying
1 c
yellow cornmeal
1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 c
4-6 dash(es)
hot pepper sauce


1If using whole fresh okra, wash thoroughly, drain, and cut stems off. You can slice them in half length wise or slice them into 1/2 inch rounds. Frozen cut okra saves time. Place in bowl and set aside.
2Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven to 350 degrees F. (You may not need to use this much oil; do not fill the pan more than halfway up the sides with oil.) Get a cookie sheet and line with paper towels. Set aside.
3In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, black pepper, and salt. Mix well.
4In a separate bowl add buttermilk and hot pepper sauce. Whisk together
5Dip okra in buttermilk and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture to coat well.
6Carefully add okra to the HOT oil and cook until golden brown. (It may be necessary to fry the okra in batches.)
7Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve immediately with favorite dipping sauce.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cajun, #okra