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How to Make Fried Okra
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Fried Okra

It's easy to learn how to make fried okra. Fresh, sliced okra is dipped in a mixture of eggs, milk, and hot sauce, then dredged in cornmeal and fried to golden brown.
Course Side dishes
Cuisine American
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.


  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 cups sliced okra
  • 2-3 cups self-rising white cornmeal
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Combine combine eggs, hot sauce, and milk in a large bowl. Pour cornmeal into a separate bowl.
  • Coat sliced okra in the egg mixture, then coat with cornmeal.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add okra, frying in batches, until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.
  • Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt if desired.