Our weekend trips to the local farmers market have left us with tons of okra to cook. At first, I had no idea how to cook it other than frying it (the best way, of course), but I knew that we needed something a bit healthier. I researched a lot about cooking okra and saw that most of the recipes left it slimy. Let’s be real, who wants to eat slimy okra? Not me! I decided to try and bake it and it actually turned out great, so I wanted to share it with all of you!! Let me know what you think if you end up trying this recipe.
– Turn on your oven to 400.
– While your oven is heating up, wash your okra, pat it to remove some of the extra water & put it on your pan. Put some olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder on the okra, and shake it around making sure that all of it gets coated. Feel free to play around with the spices – I love changing it up and adding different flavors, but this is my basic recipe!
– Once the oven is ready, place your pan in and set your timer for 15 minutes. Once your timer goes off, flip your okra. Your goal is to get the okra brown and crispy on all sides. Continue in 15 minute increments, until all sides are brown and crispy. It usually take me about 45 minutes to an hour.
If you loved this recipe, check back next week to read about another vegetable on the plate above! <3