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Skillet okra and garlic in a large skillet with a spoon

Skillet Okra with Garlic

Course: Southern
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: okra, Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
This skillet okra with garlic is the perfect side for you favorite Southern dish. If using fresh okra, go with the smaller pods. But I'll tell you, even a 1 lb bag of frozen okra works beautifully.
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  • 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.