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5 from 17 votes

Okra Fritters

These fried okra fritters are delicious! Easy to make and a wonderful way to eat okra. Great summer food!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: okra fritters
Servings: 10 fritters
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 cups okra cut in round pieces (Can use fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/4 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • Salt & Pepper (Optional)
  • 1 cup oil


  • In a large mixing bowl with a spoon mix together all ingredients except okra and oil. Fold in the okra. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Drop by spoonfuls into the hot oil. (I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for each fritter). Fry on one side about 2 minutes or until good and crusty, turn and fry the other side. Drain on paper towels. Slather with butter and enjoy