Mel's Fabulously Easy Sauteed Okra recipe

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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped garlic, or to taste
1 pound okra, chopped into bite-sized pieces
3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

Nutrition Info

151.6 calories
carbohydrate: 13.7 g
cholesterol: 6.2 mg
fat: 9 g
fiber: 3.9 g
protein: 5.5 g
saturatedFat: 2.2 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 118 mg
sugar: 1.5 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until soft and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add okra and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle cornmeal on top, cook and stir until okra is fork-tender and cornmeal absorbs excess moisture, about 2 minutes.

  2. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Recipe Note

Okra sauteed in olive oil with lots of garlic. Cornmeal is added toward the end--fabulous fried okra with less oil and with only one pan, no messy battering and frying. Enjoy!

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