Oven-Fried Whole Okra

I’m all about tradition! Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favorite plays which is all about tradition…ya ha deedle  deedle bubba bubba deedle dum! (If you’re a fan of the play, you will be singing that ditti all day long, now.

Fried okra is traditionally cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces but I bought a container of baby-size okra so I decided to try frying them whole! They turned out perfect so I’ll be on the lookout for tiny okra from now on. If you have regular size okra in your fridge or garden, just cut them in slices for the recipe this time and try baby okra next time.


Since I’m always trying to find ways to eat traditionally Southern food that’s not fried, I coat the okra in beaten egg white and bake it. Voila! Yummy, crunchy “fried” okra. Whole or sliced. You decide.

Click below to PRINT recipe.

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Author: gritsandgouda

Hi! I’m Kathleen. I’m a food stylist, recipe developer, cookbook author, and event planner loving life in a charming town called Gardendale, Alabama, with my husband and two teenage children. I love to cook and laugh…not necessarily in that order.

3 thoughts

  1. When I click on the oven fried okra to print it sends me to a save situation. I would like to be able to print the recipe. Thanks. Great idea!

      1. Oops! My computer would not open the file you sent. Could you send it as a pdf? I can open those. Thanks so much! Carolyn

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