How To Make Southern Fried Okra At Home

southern fried okra

The recipe I am going to share with you all is Southern-fried okra. It’s a delicious and crispy snack that you can munch on. The okra is covered with a cornmeal mixture that gives the okra’s exterior the much-loved crunch.

The trick to making fried okra crispy is using fresh okra. Make sure you dry it well after washing as wet okra will not turn crispy. Drier the okra, the crisper it will be. Avoid using frozen okra as it will turn slimy.

To make Southern fried okra, mix flour, cornmeal, salt, seasoning blend, and pepper in a bowl. Then, dip the okra in buttermilk and coat with the cornmeal mixture. Lastly, fry the okra until it becomes crispy and serve hot.

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Ingredients For Southern Fried Okra

  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Okra (sliced)
  • 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 frying)
  • Additional Salt and Pepper (optional)

How Much Time Will It Take To make Southern Fried Okra?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes5 Minutes15 Minutes

Steps To Make Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra
  1. Wash okra and pat dry using a paper towel. In a shallow bowl, add buttermilk. In another bowl. prepare a mixture of flour, cornmeal, salt, seasoning blend and pepper.
  2. Dip okra in buttermilk and then roll it in the bowl with cornmeal mixture.
  3. Using an electric skillet or fryer, fry okra in 375oF heated oil. Fry few pieces of okra at a time for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain them on a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Breakdown of Southern Fried Okra

Calories368
Protein5 g
Carbohydrates19 g
Fat31 g
Cholesterol1 mg
Sodium410 mg

How To Make Southern Fried Okra At Home | Video

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