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Better Than Fried Okra

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cornmeal, okra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • Fresh okra - about a pint of pods.
  • 1-2 eggs depending on how much you're making
  • Course ground cornmeal - enough to roll the okra around in. Maybe start with a cup? Add more if you need more.
  • Kosher salt to taste - perhaps a tsp
  • Seasonings of your choice - we like creole cayenne, smoked paprika or herbs.


  • Okra comes in pods, which you’ll want to cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • They have a gooey, slimy inside, so don’t worry you got a bad one. It’s great for thickening dishes!
  • Dip those in a mixture of egg
  • And then roll them into some cornmeal (blue or yellow) mixed with salt and seasonings
  • Spread onto a baking sheet topped with a wire rack (you can do this without the rack, but it lets more air flow and more even cooking)
  • And bake at 400* for about 30 minutes, until they start to crisp and brown.