Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
10 Mins
Fry Time
6 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Place pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Ratings & Reviews

BoulderBill's Review

July 22, 2014
Nice recipe with room to play around. As for the one star review, if you're the type not to follow instructions and use fresh okra instead, be sure to use your head and first blanch it, or make a batter, prior to dipping it into the also dry pecan mixture.

July 30, 2015
Use her head????!  That was quite rude.  Perhaps she is a new cook.  A needless comment.

joannabeebe's Review

August 23, 2012

lauraschmid's Review

July 15, 2010
I've never fried anything before, so maybe I did something wrong. And I used fresh okra, not frozen. But the pecan baking mix coating did not adhere to the okra. As soon as I put it in the oil, it floated away and sunk to the bottom of the pan, making the oil a yucky black mixture. Perhaps an egg coating before the pecan/baking mix make it work?