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Fresh okra chopped, breaded and lightly fried for okra fritters. #TexasHomesteader

Fried Okra Fritters

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 cups sliced or diced fresh okra
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper minced
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • course salt for sprinkling optional



  1. Add flour, cornmeal and salt to a bowl & stir to combine.
  2. To flour mixture, add okra, onions & jalapeno pepper. Stir until vegetables are coated.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk milk & egg. Pour over vegetable mixture. Stir until fully combined.
  4. Add enough cooking oil to a large cast iron skillet for 1/2 deep and heat on medium-high.
  5. Drop approx 1 Tablespoon of mixture into hot oil. Press flat with the back of the spoon. Don't crowd in the pan, work in batches.
  6. Cook until brown on one side.

  7. Flip & repeat
  8. Remove and drain on wire rack. Sprinkle with coarse salt if desired.