Grandma's Fried Okra and Potatoes

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by jeniwan

The cornmeal adds a nice texture to these. This dish doesn't last more than a few minutes at my house. It's great!

Top Review by Judy M.

One of my all time favorite ways of cooking okra. I end up cooking the dish for 25-30 minutes, 10-12 is just not enough time for the potatoes to cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash okra and cut off stem ends. Cut in about ½-inch pieces. Peel potatoes and chop into ½-inch dice. Put okra and potatoes in large bowl. Add chopped onion to mixture. Sprinkle cornmeal, salt and pepper over mixture. Stir until cornmeal is evenly distributed throughout mixture.
  2. Heat drippings or oil in large skillet over medium heat (oil should be hot, but not smoking hot). Carefully spoon okra/potato mixture into hot oil. Fry, turning mixture occasionally, until potatoes are done and mixture is nicely browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Makes enough for 4 or 5 hungry people.

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