Savory Fried Okra Recipe

Try making this easy to make and healthy dish made from okra. This savory fried okra recipe is great as a side dish or snacks out of inexpensive ingredients!

Savory Fried Okra Recipe
Healthy Crunchy Fried Quick and Easy Snack Savory Vegetarian

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Okra is one of the cheapest highly nutritious vegetables, rich in vitamins C, A, and K1. It is known for being a great source in magnesium, antioxidants, fiber, and folate as well. In culinary world, it is highly present especially when making foods that requires some thickening agent, it is used commonly as such. This particular recipe gives your okra an extra crunch and flavor, perfect for those looking for a fried okra recipe, without the need for any expensive ingredients.

Interesting Facts

  • Okra is rich in nutrients and can help lower the risk of heart disease, control blood sugar, and help keep digestive health in check due to its high fiber content and antioxidant properties.

  • Okra can help in maintaining good eye health due to its vitamin A content.

  • Okra seeds are an alternative for those who want caffein-free coffee. This is simply achieved by drying, grinding, and roasting the seeds. Now you get an alternative to a traditional coffee. 

  • If you're not a fan of the slimy texture of okra, you can lessen its sliminess by soaking the okra in vinegar for 30 minutes prior to cooking.

  • Okra is considered "mucilaginous food", a type of food which is gooey and slimy because of its soluble fiber content, which dissolves in water and produces a gooey texture.

  • The more okra cooks, the slimier it gets, so you can also lessen the sliminess by simply cooking your okra in a short period of time over high heat. Most common cooking method for okra which reduces sliminess includes stir-frying, air frying, sauteing, deep frying, among others.


  • 20-25 pieces medium sized okra
  • 3/4 cup of oil
  • 2/3 cup of flour
  • 1/3 cup of cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and cornstarch.

    Add salt and pepper into the mixture then set aside.

  2. Slice the okra into your small sizes (suggested cut is 1/2 inch).

    Beat 2 eggs in a small bowl.

  3. Dip the sliced okra to the beaten eggs then dredge it to the flour mixture to coat. Make sure to coat evenly on all sides.

  4. Heat oil in a skillet. Once heated, carefully add the okra and cook until it's golden brown.

    (Tip: After removing Okra from pan place on a paper towel covered plate to remove excess oil, usually two paper towels do the trick.)

    Savory Fried Okra Recipe
  5. Best served when hot.