Crispy Fried Okra

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
6 Servings
30 min

Growing up in the South means I’ve had my share of fried food. My all time favorite fried food is fried okra, it has been since I was a child. However, I rarely make it at home because I do not like the mess or smell that frying food in my house creates.

Well, this past weekend, I came up with the perfect solution to that problem…frying the okra in a cast iron on the grill! It created the same wonderful savory, crunchy fried okra, but without the mess or smell of grease lingering in my kitchen.

With only three simple steps, this recipe is perfect, easy side dish to any meat your family decides to grill this summer.

Crispy, crunchy, delicious fried okra from the grill comes together in 3 easy steps.

Start by drenching the okra in buttermilk.

Then dredge the okra in flour mixed with cornmeal.

Finally, fry the okra in canola oil heated in a cast iron skillet on the grill.

Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 3 cups fresh okra, diced
  • 3 cups canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper

Heat oil in large cast iron skillet placed on the grill.
Mix the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Pour buttermilk in a separate bowl.
Drench half of the okra in the buttermilk, then dredge in flour/cornmeal mixture. Place okra on large baking pan.
Repeat steps with second half of okra.
Fry half of the okra in the frying pan for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat for second half of okra.
Season with more salt if desired.