A great crispy fried okra salad. Good for taking to a pot-luck dinner or as a great side dish for a homecooked meal!

Catherine Alaniz-Simonds


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; crumble into a large bowl.

  • Heat 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry okra in the hot oil, turning often, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Add to bacon in the bowl.

  • Toss tomatoes, red onion, garlic salt, salt, and pepper together in a separate bowl. Stir into the bacon and okra mixture.

Cook's Note:

If you are taking this to a pot-luck, wait to combine the okra with the tomatoes until you are ready to serve, so the okra stays crunchy.

Nutrition Facts

374 calories; 26 g total fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 810 mg sodium. 23.5 g carbohydrates; 13.1 g protein; Full Nutrition