Simple Fried Okra

READY IN: 8mins
Recipe by Gunslingers Wife

With only a few ingredients and about 10 minutes, you can enjoy light, crispy okra anytime. I prefer okra with a light flour coating versus corn meal. I want to taste the okra -- not the breading! Fried okra, a country staple, is best served hot alongside thick-sliced summer tomatoes.

Top Review by Mary M.

Whoever thought to put cornmeal on OKRA!!! I WANT to taste the OKRA not cornmeal! This is a great recipe and tastes FABULOUS! Thanks. I've loved Okra for 50 years I put it in my Brunswick Stew the origional stew must have it ....... If you are truly southern!!! Soooo good. I always try to get people to like it! Eather you do or don't. If you make it rite it's NOT SLIMEY!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slightly beat egg with fork in medium-sized bowl.
  2. Pour okra into bowl and mix until coated well with egg.
  3. Add flour and mix well.
  4. Preheat skillet on medium-high until hot then add enough oil to coat bottom of pan.
  5. Shake off excess flour from okra then carefully add to skillet. Flip over okra every few minutes, watching carefully so it does not burn on the bottom.
  6. When golden brown, drain okra on paper towels. Immediately sprinkle with salt and freshly-ground pepper.
  7. Enjoy!

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