Arkansas Fried Veggie Skillet


This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law; it is so good! You can add anything else you want and it only makes it better. I recommend everyone at least give it a try! You can even add some bacon pieces. Serve with fried deer meat. You can use olive oil or vegetable oil instead of the bacon grease, if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup cornmeal, or as needed

  • 2 squash, sliced

  • 2 red potatoes, cubed

  • 2 green tomatoes, cubed

  • 3 pods fresh okra, sliced into rings, or more to taste

  • ½ onion, diced

  • ½ green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease, or as needed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk milk and egg together in a large bowl. Pour cornmeal into another large bowl.

  2. Dip squash, potatoes, tomatoes, okra, onion, and green bell pepper into milk mixture; press vegetables into cornmeal to coat.

  3. Heat bacon grease in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir vegetable mixture in hot grease until golden and tender, 15 to 25 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
2g Fat
30g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 450mg 10%

* 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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