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Mind-Blowingly Delicious Roasted Okra (No, REALLY!)

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This roasted okra recipe will blow. your. mind. Okra, baked in the oven until it’s crispy, resembles nothing so much as delicious and healthy fries. There, I said it. Okra that tastes like French fries. You’re going to need to try this!

Love roasting veggies? Try these oven roasted rainbow carrots, too.

ROASTED OKRA on a yellow enamelware platter

I could never have anticipated a day where I would be waxing poetic about a vegetable. I mean, yes, I eat them. They’re good for us and when things are going well, I can grow lots of them in the garden. But they’re vegetables, you know? Healthy, yes. Poetic, not so much.

And then if I were to double down and wax poetic about okra? OKRA. All it took for me to dislike okra was hearing that it was slimy back when I was in grammar school. I never even tried okra and I’d decided that I didn’t like it. Shame. On. Me. Because let me tell you. This roasted okra is freaking delicious.

 

Hello, roasted okra!

As long as we can get fresh okra, we’ve been making this easy baked okra a couple of times a week. My family loves okra cooked this way, and there are never leftovers. (Really, I can hardly believe I’m saying that, but this is so good!)

This roasted okra recipe will fill two baking sheets. The okra shrinks substantially as it cooks, so you’ll end up with only about four cups of roasted okra. That will serve four people as a side dish, but we’ve been known to eat twice that and call it dinner. In fact? We’ve been known to just eat it directly off the baking sheets.

What you’re going to do is wash the okra (I do this in a large bowl), slice the okra, spread it on a baking sheet, and toss it with oil. Sprinkle on the salt and pepper, then bake in a hot oven until the okra is browned and crispy. Easy peasy!

Roasted may be your new favorite way to eat okra!

You can serve this roasted okra with your favorite dip (we like the Caesar ranch dressing that’s in my ebook) or just as they are.

ROASTED OKRA on a yellow enamelware platter

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Easy Roasted Okra

Easy Roasted Okra

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This okra is baked in a hot oven to create a crispy, salty snack that's not unlike French fries!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the stem end off and cut the okra in half lengthwise. Divide the sliced okra between two rimmed baking sheets. sliced okra on baking sheets
  3. Pour half the oil, salt, and pepper onto the okra on each baking sheet; use your hands to toss until it's evenly coated.
  4. Spread the okra in a single layer.
  5. Use a spatula to loosen the okra from the pan and stir it around every 10 minutes or so, shaking the pan to even it out again. When you do this, switch the pans on the racks, moving the top one down and the bottom one up. roasted okra, lightly browned
  6. It will take about 45 minutes or so to reach crispy perfection. crispy roasted okra

Notes

  • After about 20 minutes of cook time, the okra will be lightly browned and tender. You can serve it now, but if you want crispy, fry-like morsels, keep cooking!
  • When the okra is close to done, keep a close eye on it. It can go from perfect to burnt quickly at this stage.
  • People who are cutting carbs will really appreciate this roasted okra recipe. While a potato has 37 carbs, a cup of okra only has seven.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299.16Total Fat: 21.66gSaturated Fat: 2.52gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 1186.65mgCarbohydrates: 25.66gFiber: 11.01gSugar: 5.04gProtein: 6.62g

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Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa founded Attainable Sustainable as a resource for revitalizing vintage skills. Her book, Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living (National Geographic) offers a collection of projects and recipes to help readers who are working their way to a more fulfilling DIY lifestyle.

1 comment… add one
  • Lisa Dec 10, 2019, 2:36 am

    I’am a 68 year old European woman and love to cook. I used to collect all kinds of cookbooks (still have them) now my eyes getting tired so now I google the internet because I can zoom in and comfortable read. I now experience all these new/old/millennium recipes.

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