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Fried Okra

This Fried Okra recipe was made southern style- dipped in buttermilk, coated in flour and cornmeal and fried until crispy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried okra, okra recipe, southern fried okra
Servings: 6 people


  • 12 oz of fried okra
  • 1/4 c of cornmeal
  • 1/4 c of all-purpose
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • vegetable oil


  • First, completely thaw the okra and pour off any residual liquid.
  • Pour the buttermilk over the okra and fully coat each piece in the buttermilk.
  • In a separate bowl mix the flour, cornmeal and salt. 
  • Next, using a strainer spoon, pick up a few pieces of okra at a time, shaking off any extra buttermilk and then place them in the dry mixture.
  • Then, using your fingers or a separate strainer spoon, coat the okra in the dry mixture. 
  • Once the okra is well coated it, remove it from the dry mixture using the strainer spoon and place it on a plate. Prepare the okra for frying in two to three batches. 
  • Add two to three inches of vegetable oil to a frying pan and heat to medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the okra to the pan in large spoon fulls and fry until golden brown, three to five minutes.
  • Use your spoon to separate the okra during the frying process.
  • Once the okra is brown, remove it from the pan and place on a paper towel covered dish to soak up any residual oil.