Fried Okra With Spicy Mayo

Fried Okra With Spicy Mayo
Yield: 2

Fried Okra With Spicy Mayo


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6–8 okra, tops removed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup coarse cornmeal
  • 1 cup olive oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1–3 Tbsp hot sauce


  1. Season the egg with salt and pepper. Working in batches, coat each piece of okra with egg mixture, then with cornmeal.
  2. Heat oil in a small pan over medium-high heat (when the end of a wooden spoon placed in the hot oil - and it bubbles, the oil is has reached the correct temperature.
  3. Frying a few pieces at a time, cook the okra until the cornmeal is brown (about 1–2 minutes per side). Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel, then repeat with remaining okra.

Mix together mayonnaise and hot sauce (to taste), for dipping, and serve alongside the fried okra.

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