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How to Cook Tortang Okra

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Vegetable Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 pcs
Author: Manny


  • 2 cups okra sliced thinly
  • 3 Tbsp. red onion minced
  • 2 raw eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. spring onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder optional
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil


    How to cook tortang okra:

    • Heat a non-stick pan with a little oil and saute the okra until all the sides are seared for about 2 minutes to reduce the slimy texture. Remove from the pan and set aside.
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the okra, onion, spring onion, garlic powder, black pepper, salt, chili powder and rice flour. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
    • Heat oil in a frying pan and put about one and a half tablespoon of the okra mixture and form into a round or circular patties. Make 2 to 3 patties per batch but avoid sticking the edges to each other.
    • Fry 3 to 4 minutes on one side then flip to cook the other side for another 3 to 4 minutes. After cooking remove from the pan and drain in paper towels or colander to drain excess oil. Repeat the same process on the rest of the okra mixture. Serve hot.