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Pan Fried Okra and Tomatoes For One

This pan fried okra is deliciously addictive! Sliced okra, browned and cooked with bacon, onions and tomatoes. Easy to make and so flavorful!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish/ Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: okra, tomatoes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 10-inch skillet


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 slice bacon , cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 pound whole okra , ends and tops trimmed, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 small Roma tomatoes , chopped (4-ounces) or use 8 grape tomatoes sliced in half.


  • In a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, heat oil 30 seconds. Add bacon and cook until crisp, about 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  • Add the onions to the bacon drippings in the skillet and cook, stirring often until caramelized, 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and place on the plate with the bacon.
  • Add the okra to the skillet along with the salt. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring once gently, until okra is tender.
  • Add the bacon, onions, and tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.


How Much Is 1/2-pound Of Whole Okra?
Depending on the size of the okra, 1/2-pound is about 12-15 okra pods.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 797mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1033IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg