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Fried Okra Recipe - How to Fry Okra

A Classic and Southern Fried Okra Recipe -- the flavor is amazing, and the fresh okra comes out with a beautiful golden brown color with a perfectly crunchy texture! This is one of the best okra recipes around!!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword classic recipe, okra, vegetable
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 169 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of


  • 12 ounces fresh okra cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large eggs beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon paprika optional- go up to 1/4 teaspoon if you like spicy foods
  • Oil for frying


  1. Season okra with salt and pepper.
  2. Add eggs to a separate small bowl.
  3. Combine flour, cornmeal, seasoned bread crumbs and paprika into another small bowl and whisk together.
  4. Begin by dipping okra into cornmeal and flour coating.
  5. Next add okra to eggs coating on all sides.
  6. Lastly dip back into the coating and set aside okra on baking sheet.
  7. Repeat dredging process until all okra is ready.
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium high heat.
  9. Fry okra until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
  10. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Fried Okra Recipe - How to Fry Okra
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 269mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 16.1%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.