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Fried Okra

Heidi Davison
This simple but classic recipe for fried okra will give you a taste of the South no matter what part of the country you're from.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 6


  • 12-14 stalks okra chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • Wash and chop okra into bite-sized pieces.
  • Whisk the egg in a small bowl.
  • Soak the okra in the egg for 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a saute pan until hot.
  • Layer the pan with the okra so that all okra is touching the pan.
  • Fry for 2 minutes and then turn the okra to the other side.
  • Cook 1-2 more minutes or until the okra is golden brown.
  • Remove the okra to a paper towel and use another paper towel to pat the tops dry.
  • Serve warm with remoulade sauce.