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Virginia’s Stir-fried Okra


  • Serves 4-6.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen okra, ends removed and sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce


Heat oil in skillet on medium-high until hot. Combine okra with onion, bell pepper, celery, salt, pepper, and thyme. Add okra mixture to skillet and stir-fry about 8-10 minutes, or until okra is crisp but tender. Add soy sauce to vegetable mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until okra is tender.

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