Closeup and crossection of an okra with fuzz visible

Cooking Okra

How to cook okra perfectly each time
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 242kcal
Author Healing Tomato


  • 6 oz okra chopped into large rounds (about 4-5 rounds per okra)
  • 1.5 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Heat pan on high for 30 seconds
  • Add oil to it and heat for 30 seconds
  • Set the heat to medium high and keep it there for the rest of the time
  • Add the chopped okra to the oil
  • Let it cook by itself for about about 3 minutes
  • Add salt to the okra
  • Using the pan-flipping method to stir the okra. This is going to reduce the sliminess
  • Cook for another 3-5 minutes until the okra is tender
  • When you can crush an okra piece easily with the back of a spoon, the okra is ready to eat


- Okra is best cooked with very little intervention or stirring.  This way, the slime will be kept to a minimum
- Keep water away from okra, unless you are adding a whole bunch of other veggies


Calories: 242kcal