Air Fryer Okra "Fries"

I love the taste of deep-fried okra. Sometimes though, I want to limit my carbs, so I make okra "fries". They give me the flavor of fried okra, but with far fewer calories, and much less fat. Okra "fries" are a tasty snack and they can be an interesting veggie side for dinner. I love to munch them, plain, as a snack. Serve with dipping sauce of your choice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 1 pound fresh okra, about 3-inches long

  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Wash and dry okra, trim stems and tips, and slice in half, lengthwise. Place in a bowl and toss with olive oil and seasoned salt.

  3. Put okra slices, cut-sides down, in the basket of an air fryer, in batches if necessary, and cook until crispy, 12 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Depending on your air fryer you might not need to preheat it.

Always check on the progress of the okra "fries", because air fryers are different from brand to brand and larger okra pieces will take longer to cook than small pieces. After 12 minutes, check to see if your pieces are too brown. Continue cooking, if desired. If after 15 minutes, there is not enough crunch, add 1 to 2 minutes.

This recipe is easy to customize: Use a purchased seasoning blend, or make one up, your choice! Want some heat? Add a little cayenne! Use purchased ranch dressing, ketchup, fancy mustard, or anything you like as a dip!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
4g Fat
16g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 248mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 48mg 240%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 693mg 15%

* 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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