Air Fried Okra Patties

The day is grey, cold, depressing. So off to the kitchen for a bit of stress relief in the shape of a childhood side dish, fried okra fritters, or patties. But I’ll lighten them up a bit by using an air fryer versus deep or pan-frying.

Air Fryer Okra Patties

A quick vegetarian side dish
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Lunch, PubGrub, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 4
Calories 141 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb Frozen Okra Thawed, chopped
  • 1/2 ea Onion Peeled, chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 ea Jalapeno Washed, cored, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 ea Egg Jumbo
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup Buttermilk or whole fat milk
  • 1/2 cup AP Flour


  • Combine okra, onion, salt, pepper, and egg and mix well.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, and cornmeal and add to okra mixture, mixing well
  • Add dairy in small amounts looking for a stiff mixture
  • Let stand 5 minutes to hydrate, adding dairy in tbsp to adjust texture
  • Using a 1/4 cup measure, form into patties
  • Preheat air fryer to 400
  • Place on fryer basket, do not crowd
  • Air Fry approx 8 minutes per side, 16 minutes total


Just a quick little number, using what I happen to have in the fridge.
A perfect snack, great as a side dish, and I have been known to stuff myself with the entire batch.
Great with a bit of butter or dipped in your condiment of choice.


Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 951mgPotassium: 512mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 845IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Air Fry, Okra
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  Filed under: Air Fry, Southern, Vegetarian

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