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Southern Fried Okra



Fried okra is my all-time favorite vegetable. It is the only green vegetable that I get excited about eating. I can eat a ton of it.

Recipe for Southern Fried Okra – Fried okra is my all-time favorite vegetable. It is the only green vegetable that I get excited about eating. I can eat a ton of it.



Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra
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Fried okra is my all-time favorite vegetable. It is the only green vegetable that I get excited about eating. I can eat a ton of it.


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



  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.

Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes Yield: 6 servings
Calories per serving: 529 kcal
Fat per serving: 33g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Carbs per serving: 51g
Protein per serving: 8g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Sugar per serving: 6g
Sodium per serving: 164mg
Cholesterol per serving: 3mg



Photo: Kirk K

Fried okra is my all-time favorite vegetable. It is the only green vegetable that I get excited about eating. I can eat a ton of it. #southerncooking #okra #sidedish #veggieside

Made the okra and it was a big hit. Just wondering if you could use yellow squash the same way.
Gail Martin

I don’t see why you couldn’t do that. I may be a bit more crisp, but there is nothing wrong with that!

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