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Okra Hush Puppies
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Okra Hush Puppies

Okra Hush Puppies fry up cripsy with little bits of okra throughout.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 hush puppies


  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 cups very thinly sliced okra
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups self-rising corn meal mix, I use House Autry
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Pour about 2 inches of oil into a Dutch oven or deep pan. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine okra, garlic powder, onion, and parsley.
  • In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, and sugar. Pour into bowl with okra and stir to combine.
  • Stir in the cornbread mix, salt, and pepper.
  • Use a spoon or a small ice cream scoop  to scoop the batter and drop it into the oil. Working in batches, fry for about 5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked throughout. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve while still warm.