Roasted okra is crispy, delicious and a fun new dinner side that is super easy to make and always a hit at our house. And no, it’s not slimy!
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 fried 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 a pan of roasting broccoli, and I’ve been smitten ever since!
Ingredients for Roasted Okra
- okra – sliced crosswise
- olive oil – or other fat (rendered bacon fat from your oven cooked bacon works great too!)
- salt – I like to use a coarse kosher salt, or sometimes garlic salt.
How do you roast okra in the oven?
⭐ First, drizzle a light coating of oil over a baking sheet, and lay the okra on top.
⭐ Then, roast at for about ten minutes, then toss a bit with a spatula and roast 5 minutes more, until browned and crispy.
⭐ Finally, sprinkle generously with salt before serving.
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How to Make Roasted Okra
- 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)
- 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!
Love Brussels sprouts and okra
Southern girl cooker so this is a refreshing change
WILL try this weekend.
KAREN HLAVINKA says
THE ROASTED OKRA LOOKS GOOD. WE GROW OKRA AND MY FAVORITE WAY TO FIX IT IS SLICED OKRA AND ONIONS SAUTEED IN BACON GREASE AND THEN MIXED WITH 1/2 CAN BLENDED TOMATOES AND SEASONED WITH ADDED CHILI POWDER AND CUMIN.
ALSO I LIKE TO FREEZE EXTRA WHOLE OKRA . i SLICE AND ADD TO ANY DISH BUT MOSTLY IN SOUPS AS AN ADDED GREEN VEGETABLE.
ALSO I LIKE TO ADD THEM TO TURKEY SAUSAGE GUMBO.