Pan-fried Okra, Onion, and Tomatoes

Pan-fried Okra, Onion, and TomatoesRecipe
Tender okra pods, zesty red onion, and juicy tomatoes come together in this light and healthy Southern stir-fry.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Fry: 6 Minutes


2 pounds fresh okra
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 medium-size red onion, thinly sliced
2 large tomatoes, seeded and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules


1. Cut okra in half lengthwise.

2. Pour 1/4 cup oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook okra in hot oil, in batches, 6 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Remove from skillet, and drain well on paper towels. Repeat with remaining okra, adding remaining 1/4 cup oil as needed. Cool.

3. Stir together onion and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; Add okra, tossing to coat. Serve at room temperature.