Spicy And Crispy Baked Okra

baked crispy okra

How to re-create this recipe:


(Serves 6)

  • 10 oz of Okra
  • 1 cup of Instant Polenta Cornmeal
  • 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 whole eggs

Putting it together:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line 1 baking sheet tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the 2 eggs and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl or medium sized rectangular baking dish combine the Instant Polenta Cornmeal, Garlic Powder and Old Bay Seasoning (make sure these ingredients are mixed together well) and set aside.
  4. Rinse the Okra and cut both sides of each piece of Okra, and then cut each Okra in half.
  5. Toss the Okra (in small batches) first in the egg batter and with a slotted spoon take them out and transfer them to the dry spice mixture. Coat them evenly and then transfer them to the lined baking sheet tray.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes (turning them over once after 15 minutes) until crispy and golden brown.

Nourishment for your body:

Okra has almost no saturated fat or cholesterol. It is low in sodium and a great source of protein. It contains vitamins A, C, K, Thiamin and Vitamin B 6. Folate, Calcium, Magnesium and Manganese are some of its other benefits.

Tips when cooking:

To make the Okra less spicy just add less Old Bay Seasoning. Many recipes call for Okra to be added in soups and stews. Some people also grill Okra to add a smoky flavor. You can do some research and see what recipe you find appealing.


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