Baked Okra Recipe

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This recipe avoids boiling or braising, which is what renders okra gelatinous. With a crunchy coating and quick baking, the fresh flavor and crisp texture of okra is preserved. Even kids love this dish! Serves 8.


  • 4 cups sliced okra
  • 1 egg, beaten slightly
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil; lightly grease the foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the okra and beaten egg. Add cornmeal and toss until okra is well-coated, adding more cornmeal if necessary. Pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven; turn okra, breaking apart any that have stuck together. If necessary to prevent sticking, add a small amount of oil and stir. Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes more, until golden brown.

 Go to “Seeking the Best Okra Cultivars” to learn more about this slimy, yet satisfying vegetable.

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