Fried Okra Fritters

Fried Okra Fritters – My Southern Roots Are Showing

Fritters are one of my favorite foods and fried okra fritters are at the top of my list. You make a fritter out of okra and you have my attention.


Actually it doesn’t matter if it’s meat, fish, fruit or veggie. If you make a fritter out of it I’m gonna’ love it!

I grew up in the South and we love okra. We eat a lot of okra down here. It’s a heat-loving plant, very prolific, and is well suited to our climate.

I think that’s a good thing! Even though I use okra in soups, stews and gumbos frying is my go-to method for cooking okra. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

Now this recipe makes a fritter out of okra. I’m in heaven. Okra fritters!

Even if you’re not an okra fan you should try this recipe. You might just change your mind.

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Fried Okra Fritters
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Fried Okra Fritters are a true southern dish and one of my favorite side dishes!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Okra Fritters
Servings: 6
  • 1 bag frozen sliced okra thawed (not the family size bag)
  • 1 tsp. my house seasoning equal parts garlic powder, onion powder and pepper, combine and store in an airtight container
  • good pinch of salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 C. plus 1 T. cornmeal
  • 1/4 C. all purpose flour
  • 1 T. milk
  • oil for frying
  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients well.
  2. Heat 1/2" oil in a large skillet over med. high heat. Drop fritters by big spoonful's into the heated oil and reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Fry, in batches, for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown then transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  4. (makes approx. 12 fritters)



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