Okra Fritters

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In the South, okra is every where. I threw together this recipe when trying to come up with something different. When I make this for the kids, I leave out the tomatoes and onion.

A blue and white plate with a pile of golden-brown okra fritters. A fork is taking a bite out of one fritter.
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh okra, sliced in 1/8 inch pieces

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 6 packets instant grits

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • salt and black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup oil for frying, or as needed

Directions

  1. Combine okra, tomato, and onion in a large bowl. Add the grits, eggs, salt, and pepper and blend together using your hands.

  2. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Form patties 2 1/2 inches in diameter, about 1/2 the size of a hamburger. Place the fritter in the pan and cook until golden brown, about five minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side, about five minutes more. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
4g Fat
36g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 37mg 186%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 10mg 56%
Potassium 620mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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