Fried Okra Bites – OMG! SO good! Quick homemade cornbread muffins with cheese and fresh okra. Great for parties and an easy side dish. Only 5 ingredients – self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, cheddar cheese, fresh okra. Ready in about 10 minutes!!
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.