Welcome to our blog where we explore delicious and healthy recipes that are both easy to make and full of flavor. Today, we are excited to share with you a recipe for oven fried okra, a crispy and nutritious dish that is perfect as a side or even a snack. Whether you are a fan of okra or have never tried it before, this recipe is sure to win you over with its irresistible combination of crunch and flavor.
Recipe: Oven Fried Okra
– 2 cups fresh okra, cut into bite-sized pieces
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 1 cup cornmeal
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– Cooking spray
1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
2. In a medium bowl, soak the okra in the buttermilk for about 10 minutes. This will help remove any bitterness from the okra and also ensure that the cornmeal adheres well.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mix well to evenly distribute the spices.
4. Drain the okra from the buttermilk and transfer it to the bowl with the cornmeal mixture. Toss the okra gently to coat each piece with the cornmeal mixture.
5. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet and lightly spray it with cooking spray. This will prevent the okra from sticking and ensure that it becomes crispy.
6. Arrange the coated okra pieces on the wire rack, making sure they are evenly spaced out.
7. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the okra is golden brown and crispy.
8. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. The okra will become even crispier as it cools down.
9. Serve the oven fried okra as a side dish or a snack. It pairs perfectly with a dipping sauce like ranch dressing or a spicy aioli.
Now that you have this incredible oven fried okra recipe in your arsenal, you can enjoy the wonderful flavors and textures of this delicious vegetable in a healthier way. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!