Cheesy Okra Fritters


  • 1 cup Canola Oil
  • ½ cups Flour
  • 2 cups Okra, Coarsely Chopped
  • ½ Small Onion, Diced
  • ¼ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cups Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • Salt And Pepper

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. In a large bowl, combine the flour, okra, onion and cayenne and toss to coat. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk until thoroughly combined. Add the buttermilk mixture to the okra, stirring to combine. Add the cheese and stir again until fully incorporated. Salt and pepper conservatively.

Working in batches, drop batter in small mounds into the oil (a small ice cream scoop works well). Using a spatula, gently press each mound until slightly flattened. Fry the fritters until golden, about 4 minutes per side, flipping once. (If they’re browning too quickly, adjust the heat.) Drain the fritters on paper towels or newspaper, sprinkle with kosher salt and serve warm.


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