Fried Okra
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5 from 15 votes

Fried Okra

Fresh summer okra, sliced and coated with flour and then fried until golden.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 6
Calories 224kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds okra, caps cut off and sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a pie plate or paper lunch bag, mix together flour, salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk.
  • Working in several batches, place okra in egg mixture and coat well.
  • Transfer to pie plate or paper bag and coat with flour.
  • Pour about 1 inch Vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven. Heat oil until about 375 degrees.
  • Place a single layer of okra in the oil. Cook until golden brown on bottom and use a spoon to flip over. Try to flip over a few at a time or it will take a long time to work your way through all of them and a few pieces may burn by the time you get to them.
  • Once golden brown on both sides, use a slotted spoon to remove okra to a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle okra with some salt as soon as you remove it from the oil.
  • Add more oil to the pan and fry remaining okra. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal