Fried Pecan Okra

Fried Pecan OkraRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Buffy Hargett


Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes
Fry: 6 Minutes


1 cup pecans
1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 (10-oz.) packages frozen whole okra, thawed*
Peanut oil


1. Place pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.

3. Process pecans, baking mix, and next 2 ingredients in a food processor until pecans are finely ground. Place pecan mixture in a large bowl. Add okra, tossing to coat. Gently press pecan mixture into okra.

4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; heat to 350°. Fry okra, in batches, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

*1 (16-oz.) package frozen cut okra, thawed, may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bisquick Original All-Purpose Baking Mix.