This is a pretty healthy okra recipe, all things considered. Instead of fried okra, you roast it in the oven which gives it a nice crispy texture. If you're feeling a little extra adventurous, you could put a twist on this classic southern side dish and add some creole seasoning to make it cajun okra.
Spread okra on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Bake just under the top rack of the oven for approximately 40 - 45 minutes, stirring with a spatula after 20 minutes and every 10 minutes after that until it begins to turn dark brown and crispy, but not burnt.
Serve warm or at room temperature. The top stems can be eaten, but we personally just prefer the bottom portion.
The Best Way to Make Okra
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 1075IU22%
Vitamin C 34.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.