Fried Okra

Fried Okra

  • Prep Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 2-4
  • About This Recipe

    “Being from Minnesota, I never had okra growing up, but after I moved south to Missouri, I found that I really loved it fried, even if it’s kind of messy!”


  • 1lbokra pods, stem ends cut off,sliced 1/4″ thick
  • salt
  • cold water
  • cornmeal
  • salt and pepper
  • oil
  • Directions

  • Put sliced okra in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle with salt, liberally.
  • Cover with very cold water.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Drain, rinse, drain again.
  • Roll slices in seasoned cornmeal until well coated.
  • Fry in hot oil about 1/2″ deep until browned and crisp.
  • Drain on paper towels, serve hot.
  • Reviews

  • “I didn’t have the time to use the water method, but the cornmeal works great! Also added some Cajun spices to the cornmeal and salt. Mmmm…Southern @ it’s best!”

  • “Thanks for this recipe!We didn’t have cornmeal so I had to use flour.Really delicious.”

  • “Didn’t bother covering the okra with water.Just sliced, seasoned, rolled in cornmeal and fried.Delicious and crunchy.”