These fried okra patties are made from fresh okra and onion in a cornmeal batter. A delightful southern-style snack.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the okra, onion, salt, pepper, water and egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and cornmeal; and stir that into the okra mixture.

  • Carefully drop spoonfuls of the okra batter into the hot oil, and fry on each side until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; fat 12.3g 19% DV; cholesterol 31mg 10% DV; sodium 467.1mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2007
You must spice these up a lot! and then they are delicious. I substituted whole wheat flour instead of regular. I added salt free Tony Sacheres (sp?) and hot sauce. My family really enjoyed these. I also only used cooking spray instead of deep frying these and the cooking time went up to probably 4 minutes per side on pretty high heat. Thanks for this recipe. I will use it again when my okra produces in the garden! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2012
OK, so I didn't mince the okra. It was thin sliced. Maybe that was the problem. It was like okra hushpuppies. Maybe I'll try again and put the okra in the food processor, but it would just be easier to bread and fry. Read More
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76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2007
You must spice these up a lot! and then they are delicious. I substituted whole wheat flour instead of regular. I added salt free Tony Sacheres (sp?) and hot sauce. My family really enjoyed these. I also only used cooking spray instead of deep frying these and the cooking time went up to probably 4 minutes per side on pretty high heat. Thanks for this recipe. I will use it again when my okra produces in the garden! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
We loved these! Since we are originally from the North okra is a somewhat foreign food to me. So since I've found that I actually like it I've been trying to find different ways to use it and this recipe is great and so easy! Like the other reviewer next time I think I will put some more seasoning in the mix but the consistency was just right and they have that real "comfort food" taste. They are great dipped in ranch or hot sauce. Yummy. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2004
These are very good. I substituted for the salt and pepper, garlic salt and cayenne to add more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2009
Great recipe I like the fact that you make them into patties makes them alot easier to deal with while cooking. Taste is restuarant quality. Will be making these quite often. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2007
I'm not talented at frying what-so-ever. I burnt the first batch but the second batch were WONDERFUL. Even my husband who doesn't like okra much enjoyed them! He rated it an "I would eat this again" which is great! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2007
I seasoned these to taste with some Jalepeno seasoning black pepper and salt also subsituted 1 fresh squash diced finely for some of the okra. These turned out fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2007
These were pretty tasty. I did add about 1 tsp of garlic salt and it really enhanced the okra flavor. Of course we add that to just about everything! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2007
Great way to use up a lot of Okra! My two-year-old even liked them with a little ketchup. I served them with a spicy french salad dressing and cajun-spiced oven-baked tilapia... yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2004
Really very good and I don't like Okra Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2012
OK, so I didn't mince the okra. It was thin sliced. Maybe that was the problem. It was like okra hushpuppies. Maybe I'll try again and put the okra in the food processor, but it would just be easier to bread and fry. Read More
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