Many years ago, I had an opportunity to stay in a small town in Alabama, US. If I had been more open for unfamiliar food, I could have enjoyed my stay better. I discovered some delicious food during my stay, and one of them is ‘Fried Okra’ that I tasted for the first time at a school cafeteria. I asked a kitchen lady how to cook them, but she said she just fried the already seasoned & coated frozen Okra. My ‘Fried Okra’ is almost as good as the school cafeteria’s ‘Fried Okra’, I believe.


2 to 4 Servings


250g Okra *large ones recommended
1 Egg *lightly whisked
2 tablespoons Plain Flour
2 tablespoons Polenta (Cornmeal)
1/2 teaspoon Salt *1/4 teaspoon if Fine Salt is used
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Finely Ground Pepper
Oil for frying

  1. Heat Oil to 180℃.
  2. Wash Okra and pat dry with tea towel or paper towel. Cut Okra into bite-size pieces (*about 2cm) and place in a bowl. Add whisked Egg and combine.
  3. In a shallow bowl, combine Flour, Polenta (Cornmeal), Salt, Onion Powder and Pepper. *Note: You may wish to add other spices.
  4. Coat Okra with flour mixture and fry, several pieces at a time, for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.