Air Fryer Fried Okra


Fried okra made easy in an air fryer without the guilt or mess of using a deep fryer.

close up view of Air Fryer Fried Okra served with white sauce in a bowl on a white platter
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 large egg

  • ½ pound okra pods, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • cooking spray

  • salt to taste


  1. Place egg in a shallow dish and beat; gently stir in sliced okra.

  2. Combine cornmeal and flour in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Drop 5 slices of okra in the cornmeal mixture, zip the bag, and shake. Remove breaded okra to a plate. Repeat with remaining okra slices.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place 1/2 the breaded okra slices in the basket of the air fryer and spray with cooking spray. Cook 4 minutes. Shake the basket and mist okra with cooking spray again. Cook an additional 4 minutes. Shake the basket one last time and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the okra from the basket and salt to taste.

  4. Repeat with remaining okra slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
2g Fat
37g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 250mg 5%

* 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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