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Fried okra has always been a favorite southern dish of mine but it can be tedious to make. When I saw this recipe in Everyday Food magazine...I jumped right on it and I was not disappointed!


  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt plus more for seasoning after cooked
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups sliced okra
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk


  • Heat up the oil in a large skillet with a heavy bottom (cast iron is best) over medium heat.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
  • Add in the okra and onion and toss until evenly coated.
  • Whisk together the egg and buttermilk in a small bowl then add it to the okra mixture. Stir together until well combined.
  • Working in batches, scoop 2 tablespoons fritter batter into the oil. Gently smash the mounds with the back of your spatula
  • Fry until golden brown, turning once. The instructions said it would take about 4 minutes per side. That wasn't the case for me but maybe my oil was hotter than it should've been?
  • Drain on a paper towel and season with salt.
  • Serve warm and enjoy

Author Credit: Everyday Food

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