Smoky Okra Fries - Carolina Country

Smoky Okra Fries With cinnamon honey drizzle

4.0/5 rating (4 votes)
Smoky Okra Fries

Fries and a burger, ho hum. Flip a switch on those boring fries by using okra! Easy to make and best when hot, these okra fries are still tasty at room temperature. Add the sweet and savory honey drizzle over these crispy fries—woo hoo!


  • 1 pound fresh okra, washed and dried well
  • 3 tablespoons preferred oil (we used sunflower oil)
  • Sea salt (we like flaky salt for this one)
  • Smoked paprika


  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper (adjust to your heat level)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Slice okra in half lengthwise. Pile on baking sheet and toss with oil. Spread out so the fries are not crowded (this helps them roast and keeps them from steaming). Roast about 8 minutes, toss and continue roasting for another 5–8 minutes until nice and crisply browned.

  3. While the okra roasts, create the drizzle by combining honey, pepper and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.

  4. Remove the fries from the oven and dust with paprika. Sprinkle with salt. Drizzle with the cinnamon honey.

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Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at

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