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Frozen Okra in Air Fryer

Frozen okra in air fryer can be cooked to perfection quickly. Whether you want a healthy side dish or snack this is how to cook okra frozen.

how to cook frozen okra

Want to know how to cook frozen okra in air fryer? It’s totally possible right out of the bag with just some olive oil and salt and pepper. In no time you’ll have a crispy outside with a tender bite and full of flavor. Best easy air fryer recipe directions for cooking frozen vegetables you’ll love. (affiliate links present)

Frozen Okra Recipe

Yes of course you could defrost and take it from there but sometimes there’s just no time. I mean I am all about easy peasy everything and cooking frozen food in air fryer is the bomb. We do it all the time, from air fryer frozen wings to frozen cauliflower in air fryer and the list goes on.

Since my resolution is to eat healthier this year, okra was the next veggie I needed to work with. Found often in gumbo, but great as is as well we have how to make it perfectly right here.

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Let’s talk about this kinda’ ignored green food a bit shall we? If you have only tasted it inside a soup, you may find that it is your favorite just on it’s own.

What are the benefits of eating okra?

These air fryer frozen vegetables are rich in antioxidants, vitamin A & C, as well as being a good source of Magnesium. Any and all green produce is always the best for you and the darker the better for sure. You can find it whole, cut in half as we show you here, or sliced into small bites as shown below.

The cook time in the recipe card below is for halved pieces. If you have smaller pieces I’d just decrease the time by 1-2 minutes and check. The nice thing about cooking frozen foods this way is you can easily open the drawer and check tenderness really easy.

I used these smaller pieces to make our breaded air fryer okra, I will share that recipe at the very bottom so you can try them both.

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What is the best way to eat okra?

Well that depends on whom you ask. If it is someone from the South I guarantee they would respond with gumbo, others love it in a pot of jambalaya too. We love to air fry it. Other methods would be:

  • Deep fried
  • Roasted in the oven
  • Inside a stew
  • You can even make homemade pickles with it instead of cucumbers!

Air Fryer Frozen Okra

So how do you make it this way? I mean you literally need just the bag straight out of the freezer, way to keep the moisture in and seasonings stuck on and that is it.

  1. Bag of okra frozen
  2. Olive oil
  3. Salt and pepper as well as any other seasonings like garlic powder that are a must for you on top of this
air fryer okra

You always want the contents of your air fryer basket to be in a single layer to get nice and crispy. To air fry frozen okra you want to make sure to preheat your air fryer first. You can jump to recipe but I want to give you a quick rundown of how this is done first.

  • Put frozen okra pieces into a bowl and drizzle with some olive oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle in all seasonings you’d like and toss to coat.
  • Preheat air fryer at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then pour in contents and shake so as few are overlapping as possible.
  • Close basket and air fry for about 8 minutes. Shaking basket and contents halfway thru timing. Remove when tender as you like on inside and browned on the outside to your liking.

If you have smaller slices of fresh okra the timing would be less, closer to 4-6 minutes. If you want the outside super crunchy raise temp to 400 degrees at the very end for 1-2 minutes. Spray with olive oil for super air fried okra.

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How to cook okra

This really is the best way to lock in the flavor and give it the best texture. If you do want to add a light coating to it that is amazing too. You’ll have to defrost these babies first though so the breading and/or seasonings will stick nicely.

Air fryer okra is lightly breaded with Panko and a crispy treat I know you’ll love too. This uses fresh as frozen breaded okra wouldn’t really work. The egg wash wouldn’t still very well so it is best to defrost if you want a coating on the outside.

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Frozen Okra in Air Fryer

Frozen okra in air fryer can be cooked to perfection quickly. Whether you want a healthy side dish or snack this is how to cook okra frozen.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, frozen, ninja foodi, okra
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 65kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl put frozen okra pieces and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle in all seasonings you'd like and toss to coat.
  • Preheat air fryer at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then pour in contents and shake so as few are overlapping as possible.
  • Close basket and air fry for about 8 minutes (shaking halfway thru) or until tender on inside and browned on the outside to your liking. This is for whole okra, if you have sliced smaller pieces it may be closer to 6 min.

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Nutrition Facts
Frozen Okra in Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 199mg9%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 478IU10%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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