Fried Okra with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce

Fried Okra with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce


Looking for a tasty and easy way to cook okra? This recipe for Fried Okra with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce is perfect! The okra is coated in a light batter and fried until crispy, then served with a delicious dipping sauce. You can also try serving it with other dipping sauces or as a side dish.


1 cup (250ml) buttermilk

1/2 cup (125ml) ranch dressing

1/4 cup (60ml) all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon (5ml) garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon (1ml) cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon (1ml) salt

1/4 teaspoon (1ml) black pepper

1/2 pound (225g) fresh okra, cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces

Vegetable oil, for frying


1. In a bowl, whisk together buttermilk, ranch dressing, flour, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.

2. Add the okra pieces and coat evenly with the batter.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom.

4. Add the battered okra and fry for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown and crispy.

5. Serve with the ranch dipping sauce and enjoy!

Potential changes & improvements

Try serving this Fried Okra with other dipping sauces such as BBQ sauce, ketchup, or hot sauce.

You could also add some chopped fresh herbs to the batter for extra flavor.

What other food it works well with

This Fried Okra would be delicious served as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish. It would also be great as a snack or appetizer.

Common Mistakes

Be sure to not overcrowd the pan when frying the okra, otherwise it will not get crispy.

Also, be sure to check the oil temperature before adding the okra. If it’s too hot, the outside will get crispy while the inside remains raw.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 200

Fat: 11g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 470mg

Carbohydrates: 20g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 5g

Protein: 5g


This recipe contains milk and wheat.

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