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Air fryer okra recipe
5 from 8 votes

Air Fryer Okra

Air fryer okra is the perfect last-minute appetizer to serve at your next party. This Southern-style okra is fried to perfection in an air fryer, no oil needed! It’s so crispy, tasty, and not slimy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 176 kcal


  • 8 oz okra, (wash, dry, and slice the okra crosswise about ½-inch each)

Egg Wash:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Breading Mix:

  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, (to taste)


  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk. In another large bowl or Ziploc bag, mix cornmeal, flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Dip half of the okra in the egg mixture; remove okra, letting excess drip off. Transfer the okra to cornmeal mixture, tossing to fully coat.
  • Transfer coated okra to a large baking sheet or cooling rack. Repeat process using remaining okra. Chill in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Lightly grease the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place breaded okra in a single layer and lightly spray them with cooking spray.
  • Cook okra for 5 minutes. Shake the basket and continue cooking until lightly golden and crispy, about 5 minutes more.
  • Repeat this process with remaining slices. 


Sodium: 314mgCalcium: 57mgVitamin C: 13mgVitamin A: 749IUSugar: 2gFiber: 4gPotassium: 288mgCholesterol: 41mgCalories: 176kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 3gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 32gIron: 2mg
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