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Fried Okra Recipe

Enjoy this yummy Fried Okra on the side of any meal!! My family loves it and yours will too!!!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 12
Author Lauren


  • 1 pound Okra cut into bit sized pieces remove the top and ends and discard them
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder optional, hubby likes it with a little kick the kids do not


  • Put milk and flour into separate bowls
  • Add Chili powder to flour and mix if you are adding it.
  • Turn deep fryer onto 375
  • Add okra to milk - you won't add it all at once just add enough that it is all covered by the milk. You Will have to do a few separate batches. Let okra sit for about 5 minutes
  • Use a spoon with slots to scoop okra from milk bath and then toss in flour bowl.
  • Using spoon with slots put okra back into milk bath and then toss again in flour
  • Fry okra for 2-3 minutes in deep fryer
  • Once friend pour onto a plate that is lined with a paper towel
  • Let sit for about 3 mins then put into a bowl and sprinkle with a tad bit of salt
  • Repeat for the remainder of the Okra that you have.