These Fried Okra Bites are a new favorite. Mini cornbread muffins with fresh okra mixed in the batter. OMG! SO good! They taste just like fried okra! I happen to LOVE fried okra, so these Fried Okra Bites were right up my alley!!
I loved the addition of the cheese to the okra muffins. I used cheddar cheese, but these would also be great with some pepper jack cheese. Really, any cheese you like would be good in these muffins. We served the Fried Okra Bites as a side dish, but they would also be great as an appetizer for a spring/summer party.
Just an FYI - I used White Lily Self-Rising Buttermilk White Cornmeal Mix in this recipe. If you can't find White Lily, you can use any brand of self-rising cornmeal mix. I like white cornmeal, but yellow is perfectly fine.
Fried Okra Bites
adapted from Jack Daniel's Cookbook
24 mini muffins
- 1 cup fresh thinly sliced okra
- 3/4 cup self-rising cornmeal mix
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 450º F. Grease 24 mini muffin pan cups. Set aside.
Microwave okra in an microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute.
Combine okra, cornmeal mix, buttermilk, oil and cheese. Pour into prepared muffin pan.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.
Can be served warm or at room temperature.