Skillet Okra with Garlic. So incredibly delicious. And so easy to make.
Both Wesley and I really love okra. I mean, we really, really love it.
This recipe is one of our all-time favorites.
QUICK AND EASY TO PREPARE
Okra is wonderful and can be prepared in many ways
Watch us show you how easy it is to prepare Skillet Okra with Garlic at home…in minutes!
These are fresh from the farm, but I tell you, a bag of frozen okra from the store cooks up pretty darn delicious, too!
And okra is easy to grow in your own garden. It really is. And it’s so nutritional and good for you. And did we mention delicious? Read more about this amazing vegetable here.
THE PERFECT SIDE DISH
Down in the Southern U.S, which is where I was born and raised, you’re mostly going to see it fried.
But, it can also be be stewed nicely with tomatoes (click for awesome recipe).
But the simplicity of this dish, cooked over high heat in a large skillet with oil, garlic and a few seasonings…make this amazing.
Serve it with your favorite dishes such as chicken fried steak, smothered pork chops, or country-style ribs!
This Skillet Okra with Garlic is so easy to make, and truly delivers on flavor!
Now, let’s make some incredible Skillet Okra with Garlic!
Skillet Okra with Garlic
- 1 lb okra fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp adobo all-purpose seasoning I like Goya
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
- If using fresh okra...cut the ends of the okra and cut into 1/2 inch slices. If using frozen, chopped....just open the bag.
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the okra, garlic, adobo seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
- Cook, stirring constantly, until tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
Hi, I live in the UK and have never seen fresh or frozen okra where I live. ( it’s a small town with 2 small supermarkets and as I am disabled and unable to drive I can’t access a large store) so one day my small supermarkets had okra in a jar so I thought I would try some. I finally googled it and your recipe came up. Can I use it for this? Also I would like to ask if it will grow in the UK. Thank you
Hi Joan! So wonderful to hear from you! We love our UK friends so so so much! You should have no problem using the jarred okra for this recipe. Simply drain, and cut into slices (if they aren’t sliced already). I don’t see why okra wouldn’t grow in the UK. It’s definitely grown in countries other than the U.S. It just may be difficult to find the seeds! Let us know how the dish turns out! All the best, Kris & Wesley
This is my kind of recipe because I never learned how to cook and I am trying to learn now in my late 70s on a very tight budget and a no added salt, no hot spices diet. This is quite a challenge with an also super low budget. This fried okra recipe looks like something I could actually accomplish. Can you tell me how to make it without the salt and the seasoning salt? Also it would be a little easier and I do mean disrespectfully, if he assistant to the chef was interrupting a little less so that’s a chef could talk louder and more easily heard. I appreciate the charm of the video but I think I could learn more if this suggestion is useful to you. thank you for the recipe and I forgot to say the only frying pan I’ve got is a wok that I bought And too old small pots with lids. I like you and appreciated your video.Sincerely Leslie Billings Sacramento California
Hi Leslie! Have you ever used a no-salt, or low-sodium substitute? McCormicks have some great choices, and they are budget-friendly. You could cook this up in your wok, no problem! Let us know if you make it and how it turns out! All the best, Kris & Wesley
Thank you for this recipe, I usually put frozen okra straight from the bag with olive oil and salt in the oven and roast it flipping halfway through and then broiling for a few minutes at the end so it’s got that crispy char and I was looking for a new recipe to use my frozen okra. Quick question, should I thaw this in the bag then drain the water before I put it on the stove top or put it straight from the freezer onto the stove top? Thanks so much again, can’t wait to try this!
Hi Heather! So sorry for the delayed response! We usually allow it to thaw, but sounds like you’ve had no issue by cooking them up starting off frozen! Sounds good to us! Let us know if you make the dish and how it all turns out! Best, Kris & Wesley
This was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! So easy and tasty. And I used frozen okra!
Forgot to mention i added some grated parm at the end!
YUM!!!! GREAT addition! We’ll try that next!!
Hi Ellen! YES!! We are so so thrilled you made the okra with garlic. And we use frozen, too! So easy and sooooo delish!! Thanks for sharing and for the great review. We appreciate that so very much!! All the best, Kris & Wesley
Oops! I forgot to rate it when I wrote my review.
Thank you so much!!! We appreciate that more than you could know!!! Kris & Wesley
This was so delicious! I had a bag of frozen cut okra but no idea what to do with it as a side dish. I put the okra in a skillet and let it thaw over medium heat, then drained it. I added the olive oil and garlic and spices, minus the salt and cooked as written. My husband from the South really liked it. Now I know what to do with frozen okra in a most delicious way.
Hi Patricia! So sorry for the delayed response! We are so so happy you had such great success with the okra recipe! And major win that your Southern hubby gave it a thumbs up!! Woo hoo! Thank you so much for letting us know!!
Do you thaw the sliced okra before cooking. I love it with fresh but we are slowing down in the garden
I just put it in a dry skillet over medium heat and drained it when it thawed.
Thank you so much
First time I’ve ever tried preparing Okra. It was absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing your recipe..
I have a bag of frozen whole okra I’d like to try this recipe on. My experience years ago with access to fresh okra was that it bled its slime less if cooked intact. Will this recipe work as well with whole frozen (ie not sliced)? Thanks!
Hi Terri!! That’s a great question. We’ve actually never made this dish with whole okra, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t still work wonderfully! I’d let the okra thaw first before sautéing. Let us know if you make it and what you think!! Best, Kris & Wesley
Thanks, Kris and Wesley, I followed your instruction re fully thawing the whole frozen okra. I have to say it is delicious – definitely rivalling any fresh okra dishes I’ve tasted in restaurants. I would strongly recommend this recipe with whole okra as it has strong aesthetic appeal. I added to the vivid visual effect by including thinly sliced roasted red bell peppers (available at the supermarket in jars and usually cheaper than fresh – a good standby staple).
I just discovered your site through this recipe and the video – enjoyed your enjoyment of food!
Terri!! That is so WONDERFUL to hear!! Now you have us craving okra (well, that’s always the case, but now, more than ever!). And sooo glad to hear the whole okra worked so well. We’ll definitely do that next time!! Thanks so much for letting us know and for the wonderful review! That means the world to us!! Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley
Love this was afraid to try okra but braved it and bought some next step Google it:) Your recipe came up tried it love it and have made it often all from frozen. I have never seen any fresh probably cause I live up north. Thanks again
Hey there, Kimmer!!! so sorry for the delayed reply here!! We are SOOO thrilled you loved the skillet okra! And frozen works great and so glad it did for you. And most of all, thank you for letting us know and for the great review. That means so much to us!! Stay in touch!! All the best, Kris & Wesley
Tried this with frozen okra. Of course, nothing beats using fresh veggies. It was a little too watery because okra was frozen but once a lot of that cooked off, I placed on paper to drain a bit. I then placed it in my air fryer. Came out great for a snack – like eating popcorn. I’m going to try this again but with fresh okra and a little less oil. Seasoning was delish. Thanks!
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Looks scrumptious. I’ve tried many Jambalaya recipes, can’t wait to cook this one. Thank you.
Thanks, Carolyn!! We really hope you enjoy this dish! Let us know if you make it and what you think!! Best, Kris & Wesley