Yum Peaceful Cooking: Okra Fritters

Monday, September 27, 2010

Okra Fritters

Folks....fried okra has just been taken to a whole new level.

And WOW!! I mean....serioulsy good stuff you guys. If you like fried okra, you're going to love this. If you hate the time it takes to make fried okra...you're REALLY going to love this!!

I found the recipe in Everyday Food...and I think all my years of subscribing to this little magazine is worth every penny I've spent, just for this one recipe.

Can you tell how thrilled I am here? Well, just in case you're a little dense.....lemme just say...

This shit is good!!!

Okra Fritters
Printable Version

2 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt plus more for seasoning after cookied
 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

This is my entry into Hearth and Soul this week.


For those of you who don't know, fried okra speaks to my soul in a very deep way. As in deep south. I was introduced to fried okra, as a small child, by my grandmother during my many visits to Alabama and I have loved it ever since. When I'm missing my family more than usual....I reach for the southern dishes to comfort my soul. And this is an awesome twist for an old favorite that speaks as clearly as the original.


  1. The only time I had okra, I was on vacation and I loved it! I have been wanting to try it again at home to see if I really liked it...this sounds easy and delicious!

  2. These would be great, I have had deep fried okra before and really liked it. Thanks.

  3. Dani! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful recipe that speaks to your heart! I am so gonna try it as Okra has been one of those kind of scary veggies for me, being a northerner and all. LOL but I do love all things southern like a good mess of greens! I will be sharing this on my hearth and soul hop highlights on thoughts on friday at a moderate life so stop by and tell everyone AGAIN how good this is! Thanks for linking to the hearth and soul hop. Alex@amoderatelife

  4. Mmmm...this looks very delicious. I love okra. It's such a healthy vegetable. I usually fried it with eggs or small anchovies.

  5. OMG, Dani...this shit is spreaking to me right this minute ;) I must...and I mean MUST...try this soon! Send me some? Ha! Thanks for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop this week!!

  6. OMGosh!!! I can't wait to try this!!
    Thank you for sharing it!!

  7. We love Okra and your recipe is awesome. We will be trying this one.
    Thank you...

  8. I don't just like fried okra, I love it, in fact, I decided this year that I'm completely obsessed with it and will be planting my whole yard with the stuff next year. So you'll understand that by submitting this recipe to the Hearth and Soul hop, you've just made my day :)

  9. I love fried anything! I've had okra very few times. This looks yummy!

  10. I've never eaten okra - I think this is the recipe that is going to get me to try them. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. This looks delicious. What a great idea. I love okra and this recipe does make it a bit easier to enjoy. I will be trying this soon.

  12. i feel so sorry for folks who think of okra as a slimy, icky, good-for-gumbo-only veggie. they've clearly never had fried okra. great fritters!

  13. Fritters speak to my heart - I love all kinds and your okra ones -well lets just say I can't wait to try! Thanks for linking to the hearth and soul hop!

  14. I think maybe Grace is talking about me...I'm not an okra fan. I would try these, however. You will have to make them for me, though. :)

  15. Yum! This does look like a better, quicker version of fried okra! Great find!


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