In addition to being very tasty, okra is packed with nutrients. One of them is vitamin C – about 36 percent of the daily recommended amount. Air fryer okra uses much less oil than frying in the skillet.

Air Fryer Okra

Cook: 10 min | Yield: 6 servings


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen cut okra
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup (more or less) cornmeal or Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • Oil or non-silicone cooking spray of choice


  1. Mix egg and milk in a medium-size bowl. Pour cornmeal or bread crumbs into a pie plate. Dip frozen okra cuts into egg-milk mixture to coat and lift out with a slotted spoon and put them into the cornmeal or bread crumbs. Cover the egg-dipped okra with the cornmeal or bread crumbs and place into air fryer basket in a single layer. Spritz with oil or non-silicone cooking spray. Fry at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.*
  2. Remove basket from air fryer and stir okra. Return to air fryer and continue frying at 400 degrees F for 4 to 5 more minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with kosher or sea salt and serve.


* As with all air fryers, the time may have to be adjusted up or down. It doesn't hurt to keep checking.

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