Fried pecan okra

Fried pecan okra

Crushed pecans and baking mix form a crisp breading for this southern-style appetizer.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation time10 min
  • Cooking time20 min


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


  • Place pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.
  • 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.
  • 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.