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Use up that fresh okra and make this easy Air Fried Okra, simple to make gluten-free too!

As we head into the summer season, our okra is usually on overdrive as far as growth goes and we are making it ALL the time!

air fried okra

I love Fried Okra, but I would much rather make it with less oil which is why I love Air Fried Okra even more!

This particular recipe will focus on breading the okra with cornmeal and a little bit of flour or in my case, gluten-free flour.

If you prefer no breading, check out this Air Fryer Roasted Okra that is simply roasting it.

Tips for Making Air Fried Okra:

This okra will be made from a sliced standpoint, it can be done though with fresh or frozen okra.

air fried okra

Once it’s sliced, we will soak it for a bit in eggs and then coat it with breading. It’s best to use a Ziploc bag to place the breading ingredients along with the okra because it will be shaken to coat.

I have found Ziploc to withstand any of the off-brands, but that is also up to you!

Once you have the okra fully coated, I air-fried this in batches at 360*F for 8-10 minutes or until it was to my desired doneness.

air fried okra

I used 28oz of okra and it took 3 batches to fully cook it in a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer.

Be sure to adjust the ingredients based on the amount of okra that you plan to use.

For instance, you may want to start with 2 eggs if you have less okra and then add additional eggs if needed.

What oil should you use for Air Fried Okra?

air fried okra

Even though this okra will not be deep-fried, a little oil will still be needed. It’s best to use Grapeseed Oil Spray to coat the okra throughout the cooking time.

This gives it a nice coat of an oil without saturating the okra.

Can you store it in the freezer?

The breaded okra can be stored in the freezer in a freezer-safe bag for 2-3 months. This would be breaded without cooking.

After it is cooked, you would want to eat it in about a week or less. It can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

air fried okra

Air Fried Okra is so easy to make and even better to eat, plus a lot less oil!

Air Fried Okra

Make this Air Fried Okra, easy to make gluten-free too!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Course Air Fryer Side Dishes

Cuisine American

Servings 8 Servings

Calories 138 kcal


  • 28 oz Fresh or Frozen Sliced Okra
  • 4 Whole Eggs
  • 1 Cup Gluten-Free Cornmeal or Regular Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour or Regular Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt or to Taste
  • 1 Ziploc Bag
  • Grapeseed Oil Spray


  • Prepare a bowl with the eggs and whisk them up well.

  • Place the sliced okra in the beaten egg mixture to coat the okra, do this in batches if needed. Make sure the okra is fully coated.

  • Using a Ziploc Bag, add in the cornmeal, flour, and salt.

  • Place the egg coated okra into the ziploc bag with the cornmeal mixture. Make sure that any excess egg drips off before placing them into the bag.

  • Fully seal the bag and shake the okra well to coat.

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with grapeseed oil spray.

  • Place an even layer of okra into the basket of the air fryer.

  • Cook at 375*F for 8-10 minutes or until browned to your preference.

  • Continue doing this for each batch.

  • Salt to taste.


Remember this recipe uses a 28oz amount of okra, be sure to alter to the amount of okra that you use.  The best way to do this is to start with less and add more if needed, for instance, start with 2 eggs if you have less okra and add more if you need to.


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 713IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 2mg

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