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air fryer okra in white lecreuset bowl

Air fryer okra is very easy to make and so incredibly tasty!

This simple and easy air fryer okra recipe only requires 3 ingredients and you can make it your own however you’d like. We just need your favorite cooking oil spray, your preferred seasoning mix, and fresh okra. 

Can you air fry okra?

You can absolutely air fry okra. In fact, it’s my favorite way to enjoy it! I mean I do love a good batch of fried okra but it’s a difficult dish to make in a typical home kitchen. Air fryer okra offers that crispiness we all love but without all the extra oil.

sir fryer okra in white bowl

Cooking okra in air fryer

Learning how to cook okra in an air fryer is super easy. You can start from frozen or fresh, and make breaded or non-breaded okra. This specific recipe uses fresh okra and is non-breaded. But, you can follow the same strategy and make the recipe your own too. And the best part is it’s ready to enjoy in under 20 minutes with minimal mess!

How to air fry fresh okra

I prefer to start with fresh okra when air frying it, but you can also use frozen. To start, you’ll need to wash and trim your fresh okra. This means cutting the ends off and cutting whats left into slices . See the photos below if you’re not sure what I mean.

fresh sliced okra on anthropologie white dish towel

Air fryer okra recipe

Some air fryer models need you to preheat your air fryer, and some don’t. If the pre-heat cycle is needed, go ahead and do that (400 degrees F) at the very beginning so it’s ready to go.

You’ll add your okra to the basket or pan of your air fryer and spray it with your cooking spray. Then, sprinkle your preferred seasoning on top. See the notes below for my favorite seasoning blend for okra.

How long to cook okra in air fryer

The okra will cook in your air fryer for about 15 minutes. This cook time may need to be slightly less or slightly longer depending on how crispy you like your okra and your specific air fryer model.

air fryer okra in white bowl

Other easy and simple air fryer recipes

Make sure to check out these other easy air fryer recipes.

Helpful air fryer tool

If you’re still on the fence about getting an air fryer, or want more tips on how to use your air fryer, check out my go-to resource. My guide will help you learn everything you can do with an air fryer and more!

air fryer okra in white lecreuset bowl
Air fryer okra is very easy to make and so incredibly tasty!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer, okra
Servings: 2 servings
Carbohydrates: 16g

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh okra trimmed, and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • Cooking oil spray
  • ½ Tbsp seasoning blend

Instructions

  • Prep your fresh okra by washing, trimming (cutting off the ends), and slicing it.
  • If needed, preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Add your okra to the basket or pan of your air fryer and spray it with your cooking spray. Then, sprinkle your preferred seasoning on top. See notes below for suggestions.
  • Cook your okra in the air fryer for about 15 minutes. This cook time may need to be slightly less or slightly longer depending on how crispy you like your okra and your air fryer model.

Notes

The nutrition facts presented here are estimates only. The brands you use and product types chosen can change the nutritional information presented. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients you use.
Seasoning recommendation: 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 18mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g
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