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Okra and Green Tomato Fritters

Get the best of fried green tomatoes and fried okra together in this Fried Okra & Green Tomato Fritters recipe.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 fritters
Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 pound okra, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large green tomato, diced
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add the chopped okra, green tomato, and onion. In a small bowl lightly beat the egg into the buttermilk, and then add it to the okra mixture. Stir until just combined.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop the okra batter into the oil by heaping tablespoonsful. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, then flip the fritters and press them flat with the back of a spatula. Cook 4 to 5 more minutes or until crispy and golden brown. Cook in batches, adding more oil if necessary; then drain on paper towels, and serve hot.