Okura Itame

Fried Okra

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Recipes from Brixton Village

Recipes from Brixton Village

By Miss South

Published 2014

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  • 20 okra pods
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon shichimi tōgorashi (Japanese 7 spice powder)
  • 1–2 tablespoons kaeshi
  • sea salt to taste


Cut the okra in half lengthwise and fry lightly in a mixture of the sesame and sunflower oils for 1–2 minutes, making sure you don’t overcook it. It should still have a crunchy texture. Once the okra is lightly browned, add the kaeshi and a little sea salt and fry for a minute more.

Dish up and sprinkle with shichimi tōgorashi. Use more or less kaeshi, as you like.