Beer Batter Fried Okra

READY IN: 19mins
Recipe by Chief Jack

This goes GREAT with grilled cat fish and any leftovers make a fine cold midnight snack! If you're not familiar with okra, the larger pods can get really tough and stringy, so think SMALL!!

Top Review by Nimz1466

Jack, I don't give many 5s but this was absolutely wonderful. We just picked our first batch of okra and I decided to give DH a treat with "fried" okra. He said it was like eating candy. Thanks for submitting your recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb okra
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 can beer
  • 14 teaspoon hot sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Mix the corn meal, 1/2 Cup of the flour, the hot sauce, the salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Slowly mix enough beer into the bowl to make a batter a little thinner than pancake batter.
  3. Feel free to drink any leftover!
  4. Put the remaining flour into a plastic bag and set aside.
  5. Rinse the okra and dry it well.
  6. Slice the caps off and discard.
  7. Cut the pods into 1/2 inch rounds.
  8. Add the okra to the bag of flour and shake to coat well.
  9. Remove toe okra from the flour and shake off any excess.
  10. Heat the frying oil.
  11. Add the okra to the batter in small batches and coat well.
  12. Remove the okra, drain slightly and fry until golden.
  13. Drain and enjoy!

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