Fried Okra

Fried Okra

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: 2-4 People

Try this quick and easy recipe for fabulous Southern fried okra.


  • 16-ounces okra
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or black pepper)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or bacon fat)


  1. Wash okra and cut off the tips and stem ends; cut the pods crosswise into slices about 1/4-inch thick.
  2. Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg; dip okra into the egg, coating on all sides, and then dredge in the flour mixture, making sure to completely cover the okra.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; add okra and fry until brown, about 10 minutes, depending on thickness; flip to make sure the okra is crisp and browned on both sides; drain on paper towels before serving.


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