xmlns:fb='http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml' working4wellness: October 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Oven fried okra

Hi friends!
I was so excited to get my first Fall harvest basket from http://www.naturalspringsgarden.com/!
I had a big bunch of okra- and, hate to admit, but LOVE fried okra!
So, in the spirit of working4wellness--I made Oven "fried" Okra!
I have tried this in the past, but this time it came out the best it ever has...
Here is the recipe I used--
  • a BUNCH of okra (washed, trimmed and cut into very small..no more than 1/2" pieces)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups cornmeal (if you are not gluten intolerant- use 1 cup cornmeal and 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs)
  • 1 whole egg plus at least another 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
  • season the cornmeal mixture with your choice..I used garlic powder and a creole seasoning mix
  1. preheat oven to 450
  2. mix cornmeal and seasonings in a big bowl
  3. whip egg mixture and milk 
  4. pour egg mixture into big bowl of okra pieces and stir well..let soak for at least 3 minutes
  5. pour wet egg/okra mixture into big bowl of cornmeal mix and STIR well until all okra coated
  6. spray pan with holes with olive oil spray
  7. spread out okra evenly and spray with more olive oil spray
  8. bake for 15-20 minutes, then take out and turn them all over
  9. bake for 10-15 more minutes (might even need to turn oven down some)
  10. sprinkle with some sea salt