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Air Fryer Fried Okra - Cooking With Fudge
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Air Fryer Fried Okra

This classic southern staple is given a healthy twist by using an air fryer to eliminate the need for oil and frying. If you are a fan of fried okra, you will go crazy over this version because you won't be able to tell a difference! It still comes out crispy as the traditional method, and no one will know it is a healthier option.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer, Fried Okra, Okra, Southern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 102kcal


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Shallow dish
  • Whisk or fork
  • Spoon
  • Gallon-sized ziplock bag
  • Air fryer


  • 1 pound okra
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • cooking spray
  • ranch dressing for dipping


  • Preheat your air fryer to 425 degrees.
  • Cut the okra into 1/2 inch slices.
  • In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs and soak the okra pieces for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure the pieces are coated well.
  • In a gallon-sized ziplock bag, add the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Shake the contents of the bag until they are well mixed.
  • Add the okra pieces to the bag and gently shake well to coat.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Place the coated okra pieces in the air fryer, spray with cooking spray, and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  • Shake the air fryer basket, spray with more cooking spray, and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the okra pieces are golden and crispy.
  • Remove the okra pieces from the air fryer and repeat in batches until all of the okra has been cooked.
  • Lightly season with additional salt and serve with ranch dressing for dipping if desired.


This Air Fryer Fried Okra makes 8 servings at 1/2 cup each. Each serving comes out to 102 calories, 2 WW Green SmartPoints®, 2 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 2 WW Purple SmartPoints®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/air-fryer-fried-okra/


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg