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Better Than Fried Okra

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 60 min.
Kath Younger
Bites of okra coated in cornmeal and baked—they've got the best crunchy texture!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh okra pods
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup blue or yellow, coarse ground cornmeal (add more if you need more)
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Seasonings of your choice (creole, cayenne, smoked paprika, or herbs work well)

Directions

  • Cut okra into bite-sized pieces.
  • Beat egg. Dip the okra into the egg.
  • Mix the cornmeal and any seasonings you choose. Roll the okra in this mixture.
  • Spread okra onto a baking sheet topped with a wire rack (you can do this without the rack—using a rack just lets more air flow and cooks the okra more evenly).
  • Bake at 400°F for about 30 minutes, until they start to crisp and brown.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 284
  Calories from Fat 40 (14%)
(7%)Total Fat 4g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(31%)Cholesterol 93mg
(8%)Sodium 201mg
(15%)Potassium 508mg
Total Carbohydrate 54g
(31%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(19%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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