Fried Okra & Shallots with Fresh Cilantro

By PotsandPans Culinary Team
Deep Fried Okra & Shallots with Fresh Cilantro is the perfect side to accompany any southern meal.
  • Course: Side Dish


  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh okra
  • lemon
  • Maldon sea salt
  • Peanut oil
  • shallot


  1. Heat oil to 350°F.
  2. While oil is heating, remove stems & slice okra in half lengthwise.
  3. Cut shallot into thin slices.
  4. Fry okra until crisp & golden, about 7 or 8 minutes.
  5. While okra fries, coarsely chop cilantro.
  6. Add shallots to okra for the last 2-3 minutes of frying.
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon & let excess oil drain onto a paper towel.
  8. Toss with fresh cilantro, salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon.