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Southern Fried Okra Recipe

Southern Fried Okra Recipe

Golden brown with a little fresh green showing through, these okra nuggets are crunchy and addicting! My sons like to dip them in ketchup. —Pam Duncan, Summers, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic herb seasoning blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Additional salt and pepper, optional


  • 1. Pat okra dry with paper towels. Place buttermilk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, seasoning blend and pepper. Dip okra in buttermilk, then roll in cornmeal mixture.
  • 2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry okra, a few pieces at a time, for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 368 calories, 31g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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Ruby Ross User ID: 1778351 269921
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2017

"I want to try this recipe but why can't I put these recipes in my recipe box?"

bucky2 User ID: 5333798 264408
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"Down here in SC we call it Southern popcorn. A big bowl and a ball game cannot be beat! I usually buy frozen from a local source in my grocery but I'm gonna try this recipe since I grow okra. (I got problems with corn meal but have a trouble finding corn "flour")"

randcbruns User ID: 828588 259084
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"My family loves fried okra. This recipe is one of the best ones. We love the texture of the batter."

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 218267
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"These were okay, but personally I like a little more flavor on my breading."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 172768
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"Made exactly as directed. The best fried okra I've ever eaten...light, crispy and flavorful!"

kirbijo User ID: 3667086 156720
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"I've never made okra before but had some fresh from the farmers market and wanted to try it. I didn't have any cornmeal so I used corn muffin mix and I didn't have buttermilk so I made it with whole milk and vinegar. It turned out great! We loved it and this will be my go to recipe for fried okra!"

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