Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Recipe - Simple Roasted Okra

Dare I say it?  This might just taste better than fried okra.

I know - that's like insulting someone's mother down here in the south.  But I tried roasting the okra we had with dinner a few nights ago, rather than frying it.  And yes, it's just as good as fried, if not better.

I used a few really simple spices and let my stove do all the work.  It was definitely 10 times easier to make than fried, that's for sure!

Here's what I did...

Roasted okra is so much healthier than the fried version, and actually tastes just as delicious! This is an easy recipe for roasted okra.

Simple Roasted Okra

1 28-oz bag frozen okra, thawed (Fresh is obviously ok, but I had frozen on hand, and you couldn't really tell.)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1.5 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Toss all ingredients well in a large mixing bowl.

Spread on a large cookie sheet and bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes.  If you want the okra super crispy, I would bake it at 450 degrees, and reduce the time to 15-20 minutes...just keep your eye on it.

Told y'all that was easy!  If you're iffy on whether or not you'd like this, give it a try.  If you're used to fried okra, I'd recommend getting it a little crispier than normal...you'll be surprised how similar it tastes to fried!

A few notes...

-I have a giveaway for an Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day prize pack over at the review blog today!

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