Okay, confession time. Even though it’s a classic southern side, I thought I hated okra. And that may still be partially true because I do hate the gooey mess of okra, but thanks to my good friend Amy with Greenbrier Farms, I was introduced to a whole different way of cooking fresh okra that makes it crispy and dry and deeeelicious (but it’s not fried okra, so it’s one of the more healthier okra recipes!)—the best way to make okra, in my opinion!
How to Cook Okra (Oven Roasted)
OMG. Sorry guests. I ate them all before you arrived!
What Does Okra Taste Like?
Okra has a mild, grassy flavor, similar to eggplant or green beans. But, when roasted, some of the smaller pieces are so crispy and good you might even mistake them for French fries. Yep, it’s that good.
Roasting Okra in the Oven
As you’ll see in our recipe below, roasting Okra in the oven is incredibly easy! It really brings out the flavor, makes it nice and crispy and nearly irresistible!
So please do me a favor and give this super quick and easy roasted whole okra recipe a go the next time you need a vegetable side dish, and then tell me if I’ve turned you into an okra lover as well! :)
What do you use Roast Okra For?
Roast okra is a healthy snack alternative to the fried version, although it does have quite a few uses in the kitchen! Turn it into a variety of other dishes like stuffed peppers, gumbo or even Spanish rice to add a nice roasted flavor. Most commonly though, they’re great as a starter, side or delicious snack!
Other Vegetable Snack Recipes
Here’s a picture of my friend Amy in her farm kitchen introducing us to this method of making okra … thanks friend! :)