Africhef for great South African Recipes and South African Cooking

Okra Recipes

Frying Okra and Potatoes together, basic as this seems, can provide a real taste treat, provided it's done the correct way!

I sincerely hope, once you've tried this particular Okra and Potatoes recipe, you will agree that this makes a really worthwhile dish.


1 lb young Okra pods
2 large potatoes
1 Onion
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tbsp Salt.
2 pints ice water
oil for frying
salt and pepper for seasoning, to taste

To fry the Okra and Potatoes

Top and tail the Okra pods, ie cut off the ends.
Cut the pods into approximately 1/4 inch rounds.
Peel and dice the potatoes into 1/2 inch pieces
Peel the onions and chop finely

Place the sliced Okra into a glass or stainless steel bowl and sprinkle the salt liberally over the pods.

Cover the pods with the iced water, making sure that all the slices are under water.

Place the bowl containing the Okra and water in a refrigerator and leave for 2 or more hours.

Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and drain off the salt water.

Place the Okra in a bowl and add the potatoes and chopped onion

Season the cornmeal with the salt and pepper

Place the sliced Okra potato and onion mixture together with the seasoned cornmeal in a large plastic bag and shake until the vegetables are well coated with the cornmeal.

Heat some oil (1/2 inch deep) in a frying pan until it begins to shimmer.

Place the vegetables in the pan and fry until the potatoes are done and the mixture has browned nicely.

Remove the Fried Okra and Potato from the oil, using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Serve hot as a side dish, or you could make a meal of it - you'd have to adjust the quantities depending on the number of people to be fed

For more delectable Okra Recipes Go to the menu at the top right hand side or click on any of the OKRA LINKS provided at the end of this page

THANKS!... Africhef


All content and design copyright 2003/16 and