Fried Okra

Fried okra.  Two words come to mind:  Southern.  Delicious.  I don’t know what else to say.   Fried okra is just so amazing.  And really, not hard to make!

Fried okra

Fried Okra

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: okra
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 246 kcal
Author: Kris Longwell
This fried okra is yet another Southern classic. So good and so tasty. Serve with your favorite Southern entree (aka Chicken Fried Steak), and you'll be in Heaven!


  • 2 lbs okra cut
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup corn meal I like the stone ground variety
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs I like the Panko variety
  • 1 tsp Adobo seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
  • Oil for frying


  1. Heat the oil to 350 F.
  2. On a platter, add the flour
  3. In a bowl, mix the egg and the milk.
  4. In another bowl, mix the corn meal, bread crumbs, Adobo, onion salt and pepper in a medium bow.
  5. Dredge the okra in flour.
  6. Dip into the egg/milk.
  7. Add to the corn meal/flour mixture.
  8. Add to the hot oil, fry for about 6 minutes, or until golden.
  9. Drain on paper towels.

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