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Roasted Okra (AKA Okra Fries)

Roasted Okra Fries

Roasted Okra Fries – Clean & Delicious®

You guys never fail to surprise me when it comes to which ingredients and recipes get you excited!
There was a lot of feedback and chit chat around the Okra 101 Video last week so I’m excited to share this simple recipe for making Okra “Fries”.

Although a few people made this suggestion in the comments last week, I learned this technique from Susan over at FatFreeVeganKitchen (thanks Susan!!).

If you are an okra virgin this recipe is the PERFECT place to start.  Theres no cutting or slicing into the okra so the ‘slime’ factor that so many people freak out about is a non-factor in this recipe and what you end up with is crispy, crunchy, flavorful ‘Okra Fry’.

They are truly addictive straight out of the oven and as a matter of fact that’s exactly the way I recommend you eat them… hot and fresh and right out of the oven!

Have you ever tried roasting okra before?  Better yet, have you ever tried corn meal crusting and then roasting your okra (a recipe I really want to try)?

Oh!  And stay tuned… because the okra party is not over yet.  Next week, we talk gumbo;).

Roasted Okra Fries

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. okra, trimmed
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Fat pinch of Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Sprinkle of curry powder

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 450.

Toss okra in a large bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper and curry powder.

Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet (make sure they're not touching) and roast for 15 minutes.  Enjoy!

Serves 2-4.

Nutritional Analysis

For half the recipe --> Calories: 102; Total Fat: 4.7g; Saturated Fat: 0.8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 14.8g; Dietary Fiber: 6.4g; Sugars: 2.4; Protein: 4g

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7 Responses to “Roasted Okra (AKA Okra Fries)”

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    Julie — September 20, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Hi Dani,

    I just made this for lunch, and it was absolutely DELISH! I added a bit of cumin powder, too.
    Thank you as always for the awesome videos!

    Julie

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      Dani — September 24, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

      You are every welcome… so glad you enjoyed them!

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    Ellen — September 24, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Not a big okra fan, but it sounds interesting and I want to try it. But I absolutely DO NOT like curry. Can you suggest a substitute? Nutmeg?

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      Dani — September 27, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

      I don’t think nutmeg would work so well but I bet cumin would be perfect!!

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    Sabrina — October 22, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    Hi, I was just wondering, can use frozen okra for this recipe?

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      Dani — October 25, 2012 @ 6:53 am

      NO… frozen okra holds too much water and it will end up steaming instead of roasting.

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    Alice — November 22, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    How do you store them if you have extras?

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