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Wok-Fried Okra Sambal


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  • 2 tbsp. Coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. samba oelek
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 lb. okra trimmed & cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 - 2 tbsp. Fried shallots
  • Julienne red Fresno or jalapeño pepper for topping



Step 1

Heat oil in wok. Add chili paste and fry, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes. Add salt and all but 1 teaspoon of sugar and cook until the sugar begins to carmelize, about 5 minutes.

Heat oil in fryer and deep fry thermometer registers 375 degrees. Working in batches fry okra until bright green, about 30 seconds, then remove with a wire skimmer or slotted spoon and shake off excess oil. Add okra to the wok with the chili sauce and toss about 1 minute. Add the oyster sauce, 1/2 tsp pepper and remaining 1 tsp sugar and toss 30 more seconds. Transfer to serving bowl and top with shallots and Chile pepper.

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