Frozen Okra in Air Fryer

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Frozen okra in the air fryer is the perfect green side dish! These tasty seed pods turn out slightly crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and full of flavor.

Even though okra isn’t technically a vegetable, it’s often utilized as one. Making it in the air fryer is great since you often don’t end up with the slightly slimy texture that some people dislike.

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Perfect air fryer frozen okra, anyone?

Recipe Tips

Before you make frozen fried okra in the air fryer, check out these few recipe tips:

  • There’s no need to thaw the frozen okra first – just take it out of the freezer.
  • The okra we made for this recipe was unbreaded. You can also use breaded okra but keep in mind that cook time will vary slightly!
  • You can change up the spice blend for your okra. We really like garlic powder but you might want more of a kick and add some cayenne pepper or chili flakes.
  • The cooking time for the frozen okra will vary depending on the size of the okra pieces, the air fryer used, and the level of tenderness you’re looking for. Frozen okra doesn’t get super crispy but you can definitely get a slight crunch.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

To see how we make air fryer frozen okra, you can have a look at the few process photos in this section.

If you don’t need the visuals, you can skip down to the recipe card for cooking time and temperature!

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Place the frozen okra into a bowl.

First, add the frozen okra to a mixing bowl. Then also add in the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder (optional).

Toss everything until the okra is evenly coated in the oil and spices.

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Add the okra to the air fryer.

Next, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the air fryer is preheated, place the frozen okra onto the air fryer tray. The okra should be in one even layer and not overlapping. This will help it to cook evenly.

If this amount of okra is too much for your air fryer, consider making less or cooking it in two batches.

cooked okra in black air fryer tray
Cook the okra until it is slightly crispy.

Cook the frozen okra for 12-15 minutes until fully cooked and slightly crispy. Shake the okra every 4 minutes to help with even cooking.

Cook time can vary depending on the size of the okra pieces, your air fryer, and your desired level of tenderness.

green okra in bowl on wooden board
Delicious frozen okra done in the air fryer!

Remove the okra from the air fryer and add it to a bowl. You can serve it as a side to a meal similar to how you would serve vegetables.

Storage Tips

You can store leftover okra in a container in the fridge for around 2 days. It will get softer from the moisture but that’s to be expected.

To heat it up again, you can choose the microwave it for a few seconds or toss the cooked okra back in the air fryer!

What to Serve Air Fryer Frozen Okra With

Frozen okra in the air fryer makes a versatile side dish that goes great with a number of different meal options.

It can be served as a side with various meats like pork, beef, chicken, or lamb as well as shrimp and other seafood. You can also use it as more of a “vegetable” in a salad or as an ingredient in a meal.

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green okra in bowl on wooden board

Air Fryer Frozen Okra

Air Fryer Frozen Okra is so easy to make! This delicious edible seed pod tastes great in the air fryer and makes a nice side dish to a variety of meal ideas.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen okra
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Add the frozen okra to a mixing bowl, then add in the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder (optional). Toss everything until the okra is evenly coated in the oil and spices.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the air fryer is preheated, place the frozen okra onto the air fryer tray. The okra should be in one even layer and not overlapping. This will help it to cook evenly. If this amount of okra is too much for your air fryer, consider making less or cooking it in two batches.
  • Cook the frozen okra for 12-15 minutes until fully cooked and slightly crispy. Shake the okra every 4 minutes to help with even cooking. Cook time can vary depending on the size of the okra pieces, your air fryer, and your desired level of tenderness.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Frozen Foods

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