EASY Southern Fried Okra

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This Southern Fried Okra is a classic side dish or appetizer option that’s easy to make and totally delicious! This is the perfect side dish, learn how to make this classic today! ou are ready to dig into this incredible fried veggie with just a few simple ingredients and a cast iron skillet.

If you’ve never tasted fried okra, then you’re seriously missing out! It’s the best way to enjoy seasonal vegetables, and your kids are bound to agree.

EASY Southern Fried Okra

Yield: 6 SERVINGS

EASY Southern Fried Okra

EASY Southern Fried Okra

This Southern Fried Okra is a classic side dish or appetizer option that’s easy to make and totally delicious! This is the perfect side dish, learn how to make this classic today! ou are ready to dig into this incredible fried veggie with just a few simple ingredients and a cast iron skillet.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb okra
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • oil

Instructions

  1. Rinse okra and slice. Discard stems and tips.
  2. Pour buttermilk over sliced okra; cover and chill 30 minutes.
  3. Remove okra from buttermilk. Dredge okra in cornmeal.
  4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven or large skillet. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Fry okra in batches until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
Photo: Kirk K

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