Sunday, July 26, 2015 / 21 Comments

How To Make Perfect Fresh Fried Okra


Oh my goodness....do we have OKRA coming out of our ears. We can't get it harvested fast enough before it gets too long and tough.  When okra gets longer than the size of your pinky you can forget about it tasting good.

I have been waiting all Summer to eat fried okra. It is beyond good and so simple to make. You can make it with store bought fresh okra or okra you've picked from your garden or a friends, or even your local Farmer's Market.

Step 1  Rinse your okra and cut it into bite sized pieces.Here I have Burgundy Okra (yes there are different colors of okra) and Emerald Okra.

Step 2 Take 1 cup of cornmeal and a splash of flour and mix it in a bowl.

Step 3 Mix 1 egg to a 1 cup of milk in another bowl.

Step 4  Take a small handful of okra and throw it in the bowl with the egg and milk mixture (make sure the okra is well coated) and then pick it up and move it the bowl with the cornmeal mixture and make sure the okra is well coated.

Step 5 Move the okra to a pan full of hot olive oil and don't burn yourself if the process. It takes a few minutes on each side to get golden brown and for the okra to cook. To keep the okra from turning black or to keep the coating from burning I just use my spatula and keep flipping.

Step 6 Once the okra is good and golden brown dish it up on to  a plate of paper towels for the grease to soak up and salt it while it's hot. If you don't salt it while it's hot you will have to use 3 times as much to taste half as good. The secret is in the salting while it's hot.

Voila simple and delicious fried okra.

Now to head back out to the garden in the heat and harvest some more. The things we do to eat fried foods.

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  1. We grew up on fried okra...while we don't eat many fried foods anymore, we try for at least one serving of fried okra in the summer. Yours sure looks good.

  2. I love okra...but never make it since hubs won't eat it! As much as i like fried food they just don't like me! I like to use okra in gumbos. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you like my floral gallery wall. It was even fun to do it.

  3. Your fried okra looks so good. Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  4. I have never had this, but you make it sound so yummy! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. I love fried okra! I didn't get any planted this year but will look for it this weekend. Yum!!

  6. Boy, do I like fried okra and seeing your photos makes me feel like I'm tasting it. Good tips for frying, too.

  7. Oh yummy! I have only had friend okra once, I loved it. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I have only had okra once and it was in an Indian dish called Pakora. It is becoming more widely available here in the UK finally! Love how you have prepared it here - it looks really tasty! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop

  9. These look really good. I've never had fried okra before but for as long as I've lived in the South I should.

  10. I've never had okra before, so I'll have to give this a try! Looks quick and simple to throw together for a little snack

  11. I don't think I've ever tried this before. But you can't go wrong with fried foods, so I'm sure I'd enjoy it.

  12. Just to be honest, I don't think I have ever fried okra like this before. I am gonna try your method. Thank you for sharing recipe.

  13. Wow, I was just talking about Okra today. My first time eating it was at basic training. It wasn't love at first sight but it was good. Fond memories every time I see it. I still eat it too but have never made it. Is this best with fresh, I assume so but what about frozen?

  14. Normally I don't like okra because it can get kind of slimy! But THIS I can get down with! Frying things just makes it so much more delicious!

  15. OMG I haven't had Okra in years. I've never tried it fired but I bet it's even better.

  16. My Mom LOVES fried okra! I'm going to have to share this recipe with her.

  17. Hahaha oohh now I miss my Mom's doing it! We also used to just let it steam on top of our rice and let it cooked. And dip in soysauce with lemon gist. We do frying okra for breakfast!

  18. I've never made okra this way...usually I either toss it in olive oil with spices or add tomato puree afterwards. Thanks for sharing the new way of cooking crunchy okra. Can't wait to try!

  19. Mmmmm I love any friend veggie! These sound very appetizing!

  20. i love okra! the recipe is very intersting! i would like to try this perfect fried okra!

  21. Delicious recipe.Love fried okra but in a different way.Have to try this


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