Monday, September 3, 2012

Roasted Okra

Well it has been a while...but I am back!

So I love fried okra.  It is one of those things I will hunt out when I head home to the South.  But, we all know, fried food isn't the greatest for you and since I try not to eat wheat or corn, it isn't exactly a food I should be eating often.   I ran across this recipe for oven Roasted Okra on Pinterest and decided to try it.  It has already become a staple in our house.  We both LOVE it! 

As usual, I change things up and try things a little different to fit what works best in my house.  The recipe calls for fresh okra, which in Colorado is quite hard to find.  So, I chose to use frozen, sliced okra.  The first time I thawed the okra & tossed it in some olive oil, salt & pepper and then baked it in a 425 degree oven.  However, now I have tried it with just the frozen okra, and it seems to work just as well!  Because my okra was frozen, there is a bit more water and it usually takes more like 25-30 min for the okra to get nicely roasted with a few bits of crispiness. 

Here is the recipe as I follow it:

Oven Roasted Okra

1 bag frozen, sliced okra (plain, not breaded)
Olive oil (approx 1 Tbsp)
Salt & Pepper to taste

Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.  Then, simply toss the sliced okra (still frozen if you like) in olive oil, salt & pepper.  Place the okra on a baking sheet and spread them out.  Cook until roasted with a few browned edges (approximately 25-30 minutes)

If you love okra, try this recipe out.  It is delicious! 


  1. Just tried this and they turned out fantastic. Perfect and not slimy! :) Thanks for posting!!!

  2. I had a bag of frozen okra in the freezer and didn't know what to do with it. This turned out great!

  3. Was happy to find your directions for frozen okra. It was so good we ate the whole batch in one sitting! Praise for non-slimy okra!! Thank you.