Roasted Okra is absolutely my favorite food discovery this year. I always heard that okra was weird and slimy and the only preparation I knew of was battered and fried. Which, I love fair food as much as the next gal, but it's not something I would go out of my way to make. (I reserve that honor for pickles).
And to be completely honest? Until this year, I wasn't even sure what okra looked like. But a girlfriend heard I was starting a garden and brought me a pile of seeds. Some of which? Okra! So when it started growing, I had to figure out what to do! One day I threw it on the baking sheet with my broccoli, and I've been smitten ever since!
Roasted Okra, Ingredients:
- okra, sliced crosswise
- olive oil, or other fat (in the pictures, I just used a bit of bacon grease that was leftover in the pan)
Roasted Okra, Directions:
- Drizzle a light coating of oil over a baking sheet, and lay the okra on top.
- Roast at 475 degrees for ten minutes, then toss a bit with a spatula and roast 5 minutes more.
- Sprinkle generously with salt and ENJOY!