Air fried okra

How to cook frozen okra in an air fryer

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
  2. Coat okra in vegetable oil and seasonings (see notes below)
  3. Cook for twelve minutes at 400F
  4. Shake okra once or twice during cooking

We used the COSORI to air fry this (affiliate link, we get a fee), always check your food with a good kitchen thermometer.

Believe it or not, frozen okra cooks up remarkably well from scratch using an air fryer. The result isn’t mushy or slippery.

Cooking notes

Fro a half back of frozen okra I use a couple table spoons of canola oil. I place the frozen okra in a container, add the spices of the day, seal it, the shake vigorously. This coats the okra all over evenly.

In the picture above I was using a riff on the KFC secret herbs and spices mix which you can google up online. I used a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, celery salt, mustard powder, oregano, basil, salt and black pepper.

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  1. I have a new gas oven with an air fryer. I used your recipe and it is awesome. In the large oven I did need about 15 minutes for the okra to get to the crispy state I desire. I did add the following spices: onion powder, garlic salt and something called Kick It up Chicken (local item, I think. Had several people over and it had rave reviews.

    1. That’s fabulous to hear! I am guessing the larger interior space means your cooking times are slightly longer, getting to know your own fryer is the trick 🙂

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