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Paleo Southern Fried Okra is sooo good you wont be able to tell that its Paleo. Just like Grandma used to make except healthier. AIP, Whole 30, Keto, Gluten Free, Grain Free & Vegan #paleo #okra #southernfried #aip #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #healthy #recipe #thehealthnutmama

Paleo Southern Fried Okra

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Last Updated on August 4, 2020 by Renee’

Southern Fried Okra Paleo Style! Need I say more!

This is soooo good. You won’t even know it is AIP Paleo. My husband says he can’t tell the difference. I can’t either. Maybe it’s been so long since I’ve had my mom’s that I don’t remember. But I swear it’s the best thing I’ve had in a long time! Total comfort food for me.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know about my dad’s huge organic garden. This year the okra has been coming in faster than I can keep up with it. I have canned it, frozen it, & fermented it to preserve it. There was no way we could eat it all!

Okra

I had Fried Squash earlier this year, so I thought why not do Okra the same way. It was sooo good. Okra is probably one of my favorite vegetables. It has so many health benefits too from controlling blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, preventing constipation, preventing & controlling asthma, reduces sore throats to boosting the immune system & many more. It is packed full of Vitamin A & carotenes that help with vision, Vitamin C and minerals such as magnesium, calcium manganese & iron. Read more about Magnesium deficiency here.  

Okra could be the perfect vegetable!

My daughter loves okra so much that she eats it like popcorn. She froze individual packs for herself to fry when she is watching a movie. She says it’s better than popcorn! It’s so funny to watch her fry it, selfishly (won’t share) & take her bowl (guarding it) with her to the basement to watch her favorite shows.  

Cut Okra

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. – 1 lb. Okra (cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. Cassava Flour (add more as needed) (for Low Carb/Keto leave out & just use Almond Flour)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. Almond Flour (leave out for AIP & use just Cassava Flour) 
  • sea salt 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp ( to taste)
  • 1/4 c. Avocado Oil or Fat of Choice add more as needed

 

 

Tools:

  • Large Black Iron Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Large Mixing Bowl (I use stainless steel bowls like these)
  • Knife

 

Directions:

  • Slice Okra into bite-size pieces.
  • Mix both flours & sea salt in large Mixing Bowl. (If you want low carb/keto just use almond flour) (If AIP just use Cassava Flour)
  • Mix well
  • Add okra & mix to coat evenly on both sides
  • Let sit for a couple of minutes & mix again.
  • While okra is sitting in the flour mixture heat black iron skillet & Avocado Oil to med-high heat. Hot but not smoking. 
  • Add okra in a single layer. When brown stir & cook until brown all over. 
  • Remove & continue to add more okra & oil until all okra is cooked. 

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Paleo Southern Fried Okra is sooo good you wont be able to tell that its Paleo. Just like Grandma used to make except healthier. AIP, Whole 30, Keto, Gluten Free, Grain Free & Vegan #paleo #okra #southernfried #aip #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #healthy #recipe #thehealthnutmama

Paleo Southern Fried Okra

Paleo Southern Fried Okra is sooo good you wont be able to tell that its Paleo. Just like Grandma used to make except healthier. AIP, Whole 30, Keto, Gluten Free, Grain Free & Vegan #paleo #okra #southernfried #aip #whole30 #lowcarb #keto #vegan #glutenfree #grainfree #healthy #recipe #thehealthnutmama

Instructions

  1. Slice Okra into bite-size pieces.
  2. Mix both flours & sea salt in large Mixing Bowl. (If you want low carb just use almond flour)
  3. Mix well
  4. Add okra & mix to coat evenly on both sides
  5. Let sit for a couple of minutes & mix again.
  6. While okra is sitting in the flour mixture heat black iron skillet & Avocado Oil to med-high heat. Hot but not smoking.
  7. Add okra in a single layer. When brown stir & cook until brown all over.
  8. Remove & continue to add more okra & oil until all okra is cooked.

 

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5 comments

  1. Tonya says:

    I used only Cassava flour for AIP, but otherwise followed the instructions. The okra was well coated and looked great! Then I put it in the pan with the oil and 80% of the flour fell off. Anyone else have this experience?

    • Renee' says:

      Hi Tonya, I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. Did you put it into hot oil? I have used Tapioca Starch & it worked. Maybe try that. Did you let it sit for a min. or two & recoat again?

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