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Crispy Fried Okra

Prep Time:15 min
Cook Time:7 min
Yield:4 to 6 servings


  • Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 (16 oz.) package cut or whole frozen okra, thawed
  • OR 1 pound fresh okra, sliced 1/2-inch thick or left whole
  • Cocktail sauce for dipping (optional)


  1. 1.
    HEAT several inches of oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven to 350°F.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE flour, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper in medium bowl.

  3. 3.
    POUR buttermilk into a shallow dish.

  4. 4.
    DIP okra in buttermilk; tap off excess. Dredge in flour mixture to coat well. Working in batches, carefully add okra to hot oil. Cook until golden brown.

  5. 5.
    REMOVE from oil; drain on paper towels. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately with cocktail sauce for dipping if desired.


Serving Size (1/4 of recipe), Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 670mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 6g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 15%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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