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Square side photo of keto fried okra in a white bowl garnished with parsley and drizzled with hot sauce.
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5 from 2 votes

Keto Fried Okra

Think you don't like okra? You probably have never had it fried. This Low Carb Fried Okra is nothing sort of spectacular.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 6
Calories: 153.84kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi




  • Beat the eggs in a shallow dish. In a separate dish, combine the almond flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder, cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Dip the okra slices in the eggs and then coat them in the almond flour mixture. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and continue with the remaining okra.

Air Fryer

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400° F. Spray the bottom of the air fryer well with oil. Arrange the okra in a single layer, cooking in batches if necessary. Spray the okra with oil. Cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook for 5 to 8minutes longer until golden brown.


  • Heat at least 2” inches of oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat. The oil is ready when a drop of almond flour begins to sizzle. Fry the okra until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towel.


  • If your okra feels a bit slimy, let it soak in a bowl with a tablespoon of lemon juice for about 15 minutes. Rinse and dry thoroughly before proceeding with the recipe as directed.
  • I recommend cutting the okra into pieces that are about ½-inch. Try to keep them as close to the same size as possible for even cooking, but don't sweat it if some are a little off.


Calories: 153.84kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.19g | Protein: 10.57g | Fat: 10.44g | Saturated Fat: 3.54g | Cholesterol: 65.89mg | Sodium: 679.21mg | Potassium: 257.19mg | Fiber: 2.36g | Sugar: 1.11g | Vitamin A: 644.19IU | Vitamin C: 8.69mg | Calcium: 299.46mg | Iron: 1.13mg