Tempura Fried Okra Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 20 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 quart soda water
  • 1 lb fresh okra, left whole, washed and drained
  • sweet chili sauce


Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour in the soda water and stir only until incorporated, leaving some small lumps. Stirring too much will make the batter tough.


Dip the okra pods in the batter, gently shake off excess batter and deep fry in oil heated to 375°. Remove when golden brown and serve with sweet chili sauce.

Tempura Fried Okra


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The PDN Web
The PDN Web 12/18/2014
Hi Ida, Thank

Hi Ida,
Thank you for your comment! We don't see why this wouldn't work great for green beans. Let us know how it turns out!

Ida 12/18/2014
Would this batte

Would this batter work for fried green beans too?

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