Oven “Not Fried” Okra Recipe

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oven not fried okra

I love fresh from the garden fried okra. It’s one of my absolute favorite summer side dishes. However, it doesn’t fit into our healthy lifestyle. A couple of years ago I started making oven “not fried” okra, as my kids called it. It’s super crunchy and oh so yummy! A perfect substitute for fried okra. The kids and I took a trip to the Farmer’s Market today for some garden fresh okra. I’ve included a step-by-step recipe below. 

Oven “Not Fried” Okra

  1. Wash okra thoroughly and pat dry.
  2. Slice into thin slices (I cut a little thinner than I would for fried okra).

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3. Add an egg and milk to a shallow dish and stir to combine. Add okra to the egg and milk mixture. You may need to add extra milk so that all of the okra is covered. Put in fridge for about 30 minutes.

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4. Add 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp seasoning salt together on a plate and mix well.

5. With a slotted spoon remove okra from egg bath and dredge in flour.

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6. Evenly spread okra on a greased cookie sheet. I cover my pan with tin foil for easy clean up.

7. Spray okra generously with an olive oil mister or cooking spray.

8. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until you start to see the okra brown on the bottom. Turn the okra over and spray the other side with an olive oil mister or cooking spray. Cook an additional 10 minutes or until the other side browns.

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Oven "Not Fried" Okra Recipe

Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • okra sliced thinly
  • 1 egg
  • milk amount will vary depending on size of containor and how much okra you are preparing
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp peper
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • olive oil mister or cooking spray

Instructions

  • Wash okra thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Slice into thin slices (I cut a little thinner than I would for fried okra).
  • Add an egg and milk to a shallow dish and stir to combine. Add okra to the egg and milk mixture. You may need to add extra milk so that all of the okra is covered. Put in fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup cornmeal, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp seasoning salt together on a plate and mix well.
  • With a slotted spoon remove okra from egg bath and dredge in flour.
  • Evenly spread okra on a greased cookie sheet. I cover my pan with tin foil for easy clean up.
  • Spray okra generously with an olive oil mister or cooking spray.
  • Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until you start to see the okra brown on the bottom. Turn the okra over and spray the other side with an olive oil mister or cooking spray. Cook an additional 10 minutes or until the other side browns.
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2 Comments

  1. My Mom used to make okra like this! I’m so glad you posted this recipe. She passed away last year, and this is a recipe I never got from her. It looks similar to how I remember her making it. Can’t wait to see if it tastes like Mom’s.

    1. I sure hope it tastes like your mom’s. It’s crazy how foods can bring back so many wonderful memories of those we loved.

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