Old Time Fried Okra Recipe

Old Time Fried Okra picture


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Okra1 Quart
 All purpose flour1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cornmeal1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Egg1 , well beaten
 Shortening1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 674 Calories from Fat 473

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g82.4%

Saturated Fat 13.4 g66.9%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 52.9 mg

Sodium 289.4 mg12.1%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 9.5 g37.8%

Sugars 3.1 g

Protein 10 g19.1%

Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 83.2%

Calcium 20.2% Iron 19.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1)Wash and cut okra into ½ inch slices after removeing the tips and stem ends.

2)In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, pepper and cornmeal.
3)Crack an egg and mix it with cut okra slices.
4)Dust and dip okra in the flour to completely cover it.
5)In a large skillet, heat shortening.
6)Deep fry okra until brown on all sides and crisp to touch.
7)Drain on paper towels.

8)Perfect spring mid morning snack or served with rice dishes for lunch.
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