Deep Fried Okra

Deep Fried Okra

Fried okra, although not one of the healthiest things to put into your mouth, is just one of those southern recipes that you have to have at least once! Why not indulge as an accompaniment to your succulent ribs? (And then maybe add a kale salad and you’ve returning your meal to the redeeming category…kind of).


  • 10 okras sliced in ¼ inch pieces

  • 1 egg beaten

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • ¼ tsp. salt

  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  1. Soak the okra in the egg in a small bowl for 5-10 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, and pepper.

  3. Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Submerge the okra in the cornmeal batter, coating evenly.

  5. Then place the okra in the hot oil; stir continuously.

  6. Reduce heat to medium when the okra first starts to brown, and cook until golden.

  7. Drain on paper towels.

  8. Serve on a platter with the baby back ribs and enjoy!