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  • Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Okra Recipe
  • What Is Okra?
  • Ingredients You’ll Need
  • How To Cook Okra In The Air Fryer
  • How Long To Cook Okra In The Air Fryer?
  • Storage Instructions
  • More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
  • Tools To Make Air Fryer Okra Recipe
  • Recipe Reviews

Hesitant about okra? You need to give this air fryer okra a try! Cooking okra in the air fryer makes it nice and crunchy (not slimy), yet the ingredients are common and simple — much like air fryer broccoli! Best of all, it’s flexible. Use fresh okra if you have it, or make this air fryer frozen okra instead.

If you love making entire meals in the air fryer (who doesn’t?!), be sure to try my air fryer pork chops, air fryer salmon, steak in the air fryer, air fryer sausage, or air fryer chicken breasts to serve alongside the okra — or browse my other air fryer recipes. You can also serve these crispy okras as a crunchy snack.

Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Okra Recipe

  • Crispy, crunchy texture
  • Simple seasonings with loads of flavor
  • No breading needed
  • Ready in 15 minutes
  • Naturally low carb, keto, paleo, whole30, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan
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What Is Okra?

Okra, sometimes called ladies’ fingers, gumbo, or ochro, is a fuzzy green vegetable that grows in hot, humid weather. It can have an offputting slimy texture if not cooked correctly, but that’s not an issue with this crispy air fryer okra recipe. This texture is also the reason that it’s often used in stews, such as gumbo, for thickening.

Ingredients You’ll Need

This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for air fryer frozen okra, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.

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How To Cook Okra In The Air Fryer

This section shows how to cook okra in air fryer with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.

  1. Prep air fryer. Spray the air fryer basket with oil spray. Preheat the air fryer.
  2. Season okra. In a medium bowl, combine okra, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. Toss to coat.
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  1. Air fry. Place okra in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook, tossing half way through.

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TIP: Don’t overcrowd the air fryer.

Cook okra in batches if necessary to let air fully circulate around the okra and help it get crisp.

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How Long To Cook Okra In The Air Fryer?

The okra cooking time will depend on if you use fresh or frozen okra:

  • Fresh – Air fry for 10 minutes, tossing half way through.
  • Frozen – Air fry for 15 minutes, tossing half way through.

Storage Instructions

  • Store: Keep air fryer okra in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat in the air fryer or hot oven, at 350 degrees F.
  • Freeze: Freeze air fried okra in an airtight container for 2-3 months. Reheat from frozen in the air fryer to crisp up.
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More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes

If you like this recipe, you might also like some of these other air fryer vegetable recipes:

  • Air Fryer– This one is my favorite because the appliance is compact but the basket is roomy.
  • Snack Trays– These fun snack trays have room for a dipping sauce and are the perfect way to serve this okra recipe.

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Air Fryer Okra Recipe (Crispy & Easy!)

This easy air fryer okra recipe is made with just 5 common ingredients! Cooking okra in the air fryer (fresh or frozen!) gets them super crunchy.

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Total: 15 minutes

Author: Maya Krampf from WholesomeYum.com

Servings: 4 (adjust to scale recipe)

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  1. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.

  2. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).

  3. In a medium bowl, combine the okra, olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. Mix to coat. (If using frozen okra, no need to thaw.)

  4. Place the okra in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Don’t overcrowd, as air needs to circulate for best results. You might need to air fry in 2 or 3 batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

  5. Fresh: Cook fresh okra in the air fryer for 10 minutes, tossing halfway through.

    Frozen: Cook frozen okra in the air fryer for 15 minutes, tossing halfway through.

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Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.

Calories72

Fat4g

Protein2g

Total Carbs9.4g

Net Carbs5.5g

Fiber3.9g

Sugar1.8g

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Course:Side Dish

Cuisine:American

Keywords:air fryer frozen okra, air fryer okra, frozen okra in the air fryer, okra in the air fryer

Calories: 72 kcal

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