Cajun Fried Okra With Creamy Chili Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I saw Paula Deen make this on her show the other day... I just had to try it for supper that night and it was wonderful... Me and my kids love fried okra and this recipe just made us love it that much more.... Hope you enjoy it...I didn't make the chili sauce that went with it.... But, I'm adding that on here as well....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. OKRA-Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven to 350 degrees F. (You may not need to use this much oil; do not fill the pan more than halfway up the sides with oil.).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, House Seasoning, and Cajun spice.
  3. Dip okra in buttermilk and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture to coat well.
  4. Carefully add okra to the hot oil and cook until golden brown. (It may be necessary to fry the okra in batches.).
  5. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve immediately.
  6. CHILI SAUCE-In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, stirring well. Cover and chill.
  7. HOUSE SEASONING-Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Most Helpful

Love these crispy morsels!

rosslare June 11, 2011

Very good okra. I used fresh okra from the garden, pickes this morning. Made for Cajun/Creole.

mightyro_cooking4u September 01, 2009

couldn't give 5 stars because i didn't make it all the way. I didn't make the sauce because well- couldn't find the ingredients! :-( I love Paula and anything she fries up has to be GREAT- this went over well with the whole family. but let me tell you that 1 lb of okra will feed 4 people. thanks for sharing another one of paula's master recipes

Shawn C March 07, 2009