Copycat Cracker Barrel Breaded Okra Recipe

This Cracker Barrel fried okra goes with just about anything. It’s a versatile dish that allows it to be eaten as a side, a snack, or a stand-alone dish ready to complete your day. Pair it with your favorite grilled burgers for a nice smoky and hearty taste that’s elevated by the okra’s slightly sweet and grassy flavors. With this recipe, you can enjoy breaded okra without the undesired slimy texture.

This dish is also low on calories, so it’s great for those watching their weight. Try our take on this Cracker Barrel fried okra recipe and enjoy crunchy deep fried okra, flavored with garlic powder and breaded with cornmeal. Let’s get cookin’ as we show you how to fry okra properly to get the most desirable outcome! 

Copycat Cracker Barrel Breaded Okra Recipe

How To Make Copycat Cracker Barrel Breaded Okra

Our take on Cracker Barrel’s fried okra is seasoned well with salt, pepper, and garlic powder for nice flavors. It’s also breaded with cornmeal for additional corn flavor and coarse texture.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins


  • 1 lb okra
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • cup cornmeal
  • vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Wash and cut the okra into quarter-inch slices.

  2. Add garlic powder and cornmeal into the okra. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

  3. Heat oil over medium heat.

  4. Once the oil is completely hot, fry the okra slices in the oil until they are golden. Fry for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side.

  5. Transfer to a slotted basket to drain. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes.

  6. Enjoy with whatever dipping sauce you like!


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 62mg
  • Calories: 137kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 264mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 6mg
  • Vitamin A: 541IU
  • Vitamin C: 17mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to thaw frozen okra before frying?

The answer is most definitely a yes. You can let it thaw in the fridge or by letting them sit on the counter for some time. You must let them thaw before washing and slicing them into thin pieces. Also, remember to pat them dry before you slice them and before breading them.

How do you keep fried okra from being slimy?

The flavor of the liqueur mellows out but you can use less with 3 tablespoons of liqueur in the syrup and 1 tablespoon in the cream or make it a virgin (alcohol-free) by replacing liqueur with freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste.

What main dish is good with Cracker Barrel’s fried okra?

At the restaurant, breaded okra is served with Cracker Barrel’s fried chicken livers or grilled catfish. Try to serve them with the same menu or try it with something grilled and smokey.

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This take on the Cracker Barrel fried okra recipe completely eliminates the sliminess of okra. It is a perfect side dish to serve with a wide variety of dishes. From slow-cooked to grilled courses, this breaded okra recipe can pair with just about anything.
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