Staff Picks

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
In her cookbook United Tastes of Texas, Jessica Dupuy shares her family recipe for Shrimp and Okra Gumbo.

Pan-Fried Okra with Cornmeal Recipe

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
This simple, six-ingredient recipe takes just half an hour to prepare—making us wonder why we don't have fried okra more often.

Classic Okra and Tomatoes Recipe

This centuries-old pairing is a remarkable union of late-summer flavors that come from peak-season produce.

Okra and Rice Casserole Recipe

This dish is simple to make, but it packs an amazing amount of flavor from tender sautéed okra, sweet corn, Cajun spices, and buttery garlic breadcrumbs.

Stuffed Okra Poppers

Move over jalapeño, there’s a new party popper in town.

Limpin’ Susan

Rumor has it that Limpin’ Susan was Hoppin’ John’s secret girlfriend.

Fried Okra

Is it really a Southern supper without a side of fried okra?

Okra and Chickpeas in Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

Serve this colorful medley as a side or a boldly flavored vegetarian main dish.

Simple Roasted Okra

Don't be intimidated by this seasonal produce.

Pickled Shrimp and Vegetables Recipe

Okra and sweet peppers add color and flavor to classic pickled shrimp.

Curried Okra Shoestring Fries

Even die-hard okra haters will be completely won over by these thin, crunchy, can't-eat-just-one shoestring fries.

Inspiration and Ideas

40 Okra Recipes That Prove That It's Not Just for Gumbo
Fried, pickled, grilled, and more—we've got countless ways to serve this Southern classic.
20 Fresh Summer Recipes to Add to Your August Menu
Including old-school desserts like Coca Cola Cake.

Fried Pecan Okra

Don't skip toasting the pecans for the sake of time. The crunchy coating would be nothing without the rich flavor that results from a good, quick toast in the oven.