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Spicy Fried Okra Nuggets

Course Appetizer, Appetizers
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Appetizers, Fried Okra, Okra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 1 lb okra, rinsed, cut into ½ pieces
  • cups cornmeal
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama® seasoning
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp diced jalapenos (I used picked jalapenos)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  1. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet or large frying pan to 350°.

  2. In a shallow container add buttermilk and diced jalapenos, stir and then add okra. Let soak while oil is heating up.

  3. Add cornmeal, flour, spices and seasonings into a large gallon size baggie, seal and shake to mix.

  4. Using a slotted spoon, allowing most of the liquid to drip off, add okra to baggie.

  5. Seal and shake to coat.

  6. Add about ⅓ of the okra into the oil and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes, turning as necessary.

  7. Remove and place on a plate lined with paper towels.

  8. Continue cooking the remaining okra.

  9. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.