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.

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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

How to Make Jen's Deep Fried Cajun Okra


  • 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.

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About Jen's Deep Fried Cajun Okra

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