Crispy Fried Okra Recipe: This Easy Southern Fried Okra Recipe Is Dang Good by 30Seconds Food

Crispy Fried Okra Recipe: This Easy Southern Fried Okra Recipe Is Dang Good

Like fried green tomatoes, fried okra is a southern staple. This crispy fried okra recipe is easy to make and can be served instead of french fries or mashed potatoes as a side dish, or as a fun appetizer with remoulade sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Put the cut okra into the eggs and set aside.
  2. Combine the cornmeal and flour in a bag or large bowl. Season with cayenne pepper, to taste, and salt and pepper. 
  3. Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan to 375 degrees F. 
  4. When the oil is hot, remove the okra from the egg with a slotted spoon. Shake off the excess egg then put into the cornmeal mixture. Shake or dredge the okra then put into the hot oil. Do not crowd the pan.
  5. Fry the okra until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove to paper towels and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Repeat with remaining okra.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I have never tried okra. I will be changing that soon. Thanks for the easy recipe!
Melissa Vickers
Reminds me of when we moved from TN to CT when I was a kid. My mom had the hardest time finding any okra to fix like this--people grew it for flower arrangements and let the pods get HUGE and impenetrable. I think she found a "Soul Food" store in New Haven that sold the young, tender pods she was looking for!

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