Okra Fritters

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

There's no need for a dipping sauce with these crunchy little fritters. Just sprinkle them with coarse salt and they're ready to be devoured.


  • 2 cups vegetable oil

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 cups frozen sliced okra, thawed and coarsely chopped

  • ½ small yellow onion, diced small (½ cup)

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ cup buttermilk


  1. In a large, heavy skillet, heat oil over medium. In a medium bowl, combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add okra and onion and toss to coat. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk. Add to okra mixture and stir just until combined.

  2. In two batches, drop batter in 2-tablespoonful mounds into oil. With a small spatula or butter knife, gently flatten each mound and fry until golden, about 4 minutes per side, flipping once (adjust heat if browning too quickly). Drain on paper towels. Season with salt and serve warm. Makes about 10.

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