Spicy Fried Okra

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023


  • 3 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra, thawed
  • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Optional: Additional salt and pepper


  1. Pat okra dry with paper towels. Place buttermilk and hot sauce in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper. Dip okra in buttermilk mixture, then roll in cornmeal mixture.
  2. In a cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat 1 in. oil to 375°. Fry okra, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown, 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. If desired, season with additional salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 237 calories, 16g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.