Fried Ochro Recipe

Published on July 10th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on April 1st 2024
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Fried Ochro on a bowl and roti on the side

Fried Ochro or Okra is an excellent snack or side dish to accompany any meal such as Sada Roti. This recipe shows you how to get a nice crispy crunch texture from the ochro/okra with each bite. So the next time ochro/okra is in season, give this dish a try.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Serves
8 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 kg Ochro/Okra

  • 1 large Onion chopped

  • 6 Cloves Garlic chopped

  • 4 Seasoning Peppers chopped

  • 4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil

  • Salt And Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

For crispy crunchy Ochro/ Okra please prepare a minimum of 1-2 hours or overnight before the cooking process. However if you do not like your Ochro/ Okra crispy crunchy omit step 2.

Wash and remove the tips and ends of each ochro before cutting into thin circular slices about 1/4 of an inch thick.

Layout the slices evenly on a baking tray and sit and dry out either in direct sunlight for 1-2 hours or overnight on the counter.

In a large deep sauté pan, add 4 tablespoons of oil and warm at medium to high heat.

Once the oil is hot, place the ochro/okra into the pan and allow it to cook without tossing or stirring for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

When the ochro/okra is golden brown, add the onion, garlic, and seasoning peppers tossing and stirring with a spatula to mix all ingredients.

Allow the vegetables to cook for another 10-15 minutes until the garlic is golden brown.

Try to avoid burning the ochro/okra and remove it from the heat just before this happens.

Serve with Sada Roti, crackers, or as a side dish with a meal.

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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart