Crispy Fried Okra

  • 15 mins
  • 7 ingredients


  • 1 lb of fresh okra cut into 1 inch rounds
  • 1 and 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups of cracker meal
  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp of kosher salt
  • Canola oil for shallow frying. (You may also deep fry the okra if desired)

Look for fresh okra with firm green pods no more than 4 inches long. To test for tenderness, touch the tops with a sharp object which should easily pierce the okra. This crispy okra is a great appetizer. Your guests will beg you for the recipe.

  • In a bowl mix together the buttermilk and egg thoroughly.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the cracker meal and the flour.
  • In a cast iron pan add 2 inches of canola oil and heat to 360 degrees.
  • Dip okra pieces in the butter milk mixture, then into the flour mixture, shake off excess.
  • Fry okra in batches, about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Be sure to turn okra to make sure that it cooks evenly.

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