Southern Fried Okra Recipe

Southern Fried Okra Recipe

How To Make Southern Fried Okra

Experience okra like you’ve never had before. This fried okra dish is tender on the inside and a crunchy texture on the outside from the cornmeal and milk.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 20okra
  • ¼cupbuttermilk
  • 1largeegg,beaten
  • 1cupflour
  • 1cupcornmeal
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspblack pepper,coarse ground
  • Vegetable oil,for frying


  1. In one bowl whisk the buttermilk and egg together and soak the okra pieces in it for 13 minutes.

  2. In a second bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper, then set a large dutch oven to heat with 2-inches of oil to 350 degrees F.

  3. Drain the okra well, then dredge in the cornmeal mixture, remove excess breading and fry until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.


  • Calories: 128.98kcal
  • Fat: 1.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.31g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.43g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.19g
  • Fiber: 1.74g
  • Sugar: 0.95g
  • Protein: 3.71g
  • Cholesterol: 18.85mg
  • Sodium: 148.68mg
  • Calcium: 32.32mg
  • Potassium: 124.33mg
  • Iron: 1.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 19.12µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.49mg
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