This recipe for Crunchy, Roasted Okra is the answer to fixing okra without it being slimy! In addition, this recipe is also vegan, oil free, and grain free, unlike many other recipes for okra!
If you are looking for recipes to use up the okra from your Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box, or you grew okra in the garden and now you do not know what to do with it, or you have always avoided okra because you hated the slime that comes out of fresh okra, then Crunchy, Roasted Okra is for you!
In the past, I avoided cooking with okra, because I had no idea how to cook it without ending up with a slimy mess, and I could not eat a food of that texture. However, this Crunchy, Roasted Okra is so delicious that Jake and I never leave any leftovers!
I love this recipe because it is super simple and easy after the okra is sliced and placed into the oven to bake! Because the final result is Crunchy, Roasted Okra, there is not any flipping, stirring, or super-involved cooking needed!
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- 1 pound fresh okra (or as much as you want)
- *optional: salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 450˚F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Prepare the okra by washing and patting dry. If the okra is still wet, the chances of it being slimy increase!
- Next, snap off with your hands or cut the pointed ends off of all the okra off so that the remaining okra pieces are pretty similar in size from top to bottom.
- Then, slice the tops off the okra and chop the okra into two to three chunks, depending on the size of the okra.
- Place the okra on the prepared baking sheet (reference pictures in post if needed) and put the tray in the oven to bake.
- Roast the okra about 45 minutes or until it dries out and is crunchy. The finished okra should be crispy, like veggie chips or crisps.
- Serve immediately!
- Store any remaining okra in the fridge, but you may be surprised that there is never any okra left after dinner!
The serving size and nutritional information are general estimates based upon the ingredient amounts.