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Spicy Fried Okra Nuggets

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Appetizers, Fried Okra, Okra


  • 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


  • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet or large frying pan to 350°.
  • In a shallow container add buttermilk and diced jalapenos, stir and then add okra. Let soak while oil is heating up.
  • Add cornmeal, flour, spices and seasonings into a large gallon size baggie, seal and shake to mix.
  • Using a slotted spoon, allowing most of the liquid to drip off, add okra to baggie.
  • Seal and shake to coat.
  • Add about ⅓ of the okra into the oil and cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes, turning as necessary.
  • Remove and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Continue cooking the remaining okra.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.