Authentic Southern Fried Okra

Recipe by 1 Fat Chef
READY IN: 25mins




  • Wash okra and cut into 1/2 inch rounds.
  • Put in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with flour. Shake it around vigorously to coat evenly, then bounce in a wire strainer to remove all excess. Final coat should be very light!
  • Return to mixing bowl and add beaten egg. Stir to cover each piece of okra.
  • Place cornmeal in zipper bag with salt and pepper.
  • Add okra in 1 cup batches and shake until each piece is coated. Remove with something that will allow extra cornmeal to fall away. Put on a plate until all okra is coated.
  • Fry in 1/2 inch lard or oil at 400 degrees or med-high until pieces are golden brown.
  • Drain on brown paper or a wire rack.
  • Salt additionally if desired.