Sunday, August 21, 2011

oven fried okra

last week in our CSA from Rains & Sun Backyard Farm we got a bunch of okra.  since i'm on a healthy eating kick, i felt like pan fried okra wouldn't be the best option.  i did a little research, and came up with a great way to make the okra taste yummy like fried okra, but without all the (messy & unhealthy) frying.  if you love okra, you should try this method.  using jiff corn bread mix makes it a bit sweet, and all four of my kids ate it!  score one for mama!
by the way, i think okra is a pretty veggie...it looks like little flowers when you chop it up!

oven fried okra

you need:  okra, jiff corn muffin mix, water & PAM
how to:  slice okra in 1/2 inch slices (discard ends).  dip slices in water and then coat with corn muffin mix.  place coated okra on a cookie sheet sprayed with PAM.  bake at 400 degrees until golden & crisp (20-30 minutes). 

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

I'll definitely be using this! I've been wanting to find a healthier alternative to fried okra. This is perfect!

RoseMamie said...

I love fried okra but stay away for the same reasons you do....going to try this soon!

Banana said...

This sounds awesome! There is way too much grease in the fried version - and I like the less-mess part too :)