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Okra Jalapeno Fritters. Sliced okra and chopped fresh jalapeno peppers mixed in a batter and fried. Served with Comeback Sauce.
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5 from 3 votes

Okra Jalapeno Fritters


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup stone ground corn meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups sliced okra
  • 1/2 medium Vidalia onion finely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper minced
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg


  • Add flour, corn meal and salt to a bowl and stir.
  • To flour mixture, add okra, onions and jalapeno pepper. Stir until vegetables are coated.
  • Whisk buttermilk and egg. Pour over vegetable mixture. Stir until dry ingredients are wet.
  • Add enough of cooking oil to a large cast iron skillet for 1/2 inches deep and heat to 350 degrees.
  • Drop a scant tablespoon of mixture into hot oil. Press flat with the back of the spoon. Don't crowd in the pan. Work in batches.
  • Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown on one side.
  • Flip and repeat.
  • Remove and drain on wire rack. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
  • Serve with Comeback Sauce.
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