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A simple dry mix to coat okra for the freezer. #TexasHomesteader

Okra Coating Mix For Freezer

I'm harvesting only a couple of okra pods each day from the garden. This dry mix stays in the freezer. I simply cut the okra and drop them into a freezer bag containing this dry mix. It's stored in the freezer until I'm ready to enjoy fried okra! #TexasHomesteader

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fried, okra
Author TexasHomesteader.com



  • Daily okra harvest - pods about 3" long
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper



  1. Mix all dry ingredients and place in a zippered baggie. After daily harvest wash & pat dry fresh okra and chop into 1/2" pieces.

  2. Drop okra pieces into dry mixture & shake to coat. Replace bag into freezer and add okra daily until there's enough to fry.

When Ready To Fry Okra

  1. When ready to fry, heat enough oil to cover okra pieces in a heavy-bottom skillet. (don't fill the skillet over 1/2 way with oil!)

  2. Mix 2 eggs with a small amount of salt & pepper in a small bowl. Add the coated okra pieces to the egg mixture and coat completely.

  3. Drop coated okra pieces into hot oil and cook until golden brown. Remove from skillet and allow to drain (I use clean newspaper)

    Serve immediately.