Fried Okra Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Young okra1 Pound (Medium Size)
 Eggs2 , beaten in a bowl with 1/2 teaspoon salt
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cornmeal1 Cup (16 tbs) (In A Bowl)
 Peanut oil/Salad oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1204 Calories from Fat 1023

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 116 g178.1%

Saturated Fat 19.9 g99.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 105.7 mg

Sodium 300.3 mg12.5%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g26.2%

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 9 g17.3%

Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 39.9%

Calcium 10.8% Iron 15.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash the okra and trim off the stems.
Cut into 1/2-inch slices.
Turn into the bowl with the beaten eggs and toss with 2 forks until well coated.
With a slotted spoon, transfer the okra to the bowl with the cornmeal.
Toss again until well coated with the cornmeal.
Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a large frying pan.
Add the okra and stir.
Cover the frying pan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the okra is golden brown and crisp.
Drain on kitchen paper and serve very hot.