Crunchy Oven Roasted Okra

Simple to Make and Fun to Eat

Serves 4oz

42

Crunchy Oven Roasted Okra

A simple healthy recipe that's easy to make and fun to eat.

20 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

Yields 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. okra
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. First, hit your local farmer’s market or grocery and bag up some fresh okra. When you get ready to cook your okra, pre-heat your oven to 350 or 375 degrees, depending on your oven. Some ovens run hotter or colder than others so, until you figure out roasting okra in your own oven, be prepared to keep an eye on the process and, you’re going to want to be flexible with your cooking time in the beginning too. Some ovens will produce perfect roast okra in twenty-minutes, other I’ve seen have taken thirty or longer to achieve that crispy crunch of happiness.
  2. Next, prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper. While your over is pre-heating, wash your okra under running water.
  3. Then, pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.
  4. When you’re finished, head over to the cutting board.
  5. Top and tail your okra then dice it into bite size pieces. Keep in mind that smaller pieces will cook much quicker than fatter ones so cut longer piece from smaller okras so it all cooks evenly. On a personal note, I like my okra to char on the ends. I enjoy the charred flavor and am convinced it contributes to my love of this recipe.
  6. After you’ve got your okra chopped, dribble in olive oil and stir to coat, then add salt to taste.
  7. We like the taste of large grain sea-salt and frankly, think it looks nice too. Once you’ve got your okra cut and ready for the oven, pour it onto your prepared sheet pan and pop it into the oven.
  8. If you’re new to this recipe and not sure you want your okra to be the oven-dried salty snack we love so much, take your okra out early if you want to maintain a chewier consistency.

Notes

Okra is super good for your cardiovascular health, contains no fat, cholesterol and is low in calories and high in fiber with only one gram of sugar and 4 grams of carbohydrates. Okra is also stuffed full of antioxidants and contains vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin A.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
    Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 42
  • % Daily Value*

  • Total Fat: 1 g 1.54%
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
  • Sodium: 155 mg 6.46%
  • Potassium: 339 mg 9.69%
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g %
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Vitamin A: 16.24%
  • Calcium: 93 mg 9.3%
  • Iron: 1 mg 5.56%
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Oven Roasted Okra
Prep Time: 20:00
Cooking Time: 30:00

What you need:
A sheet pan
Cutting Board
Knife
Kitchen Towel

Ingredients:
Okra
Olive Oil
Coarse Salt

Instructions:
First, hit your local farmer’s market or grocery and bag up some fresh okra. When you get ready to cook your okra, pre-heat your oven to 350 or 375 degrees, depending on your oven. Some ovens run hotter or colder than others so, until you figure out roasting okra in your own oven, be prepared to keep an eye on the process and, you’re going to want to be flexible with your cooking time in the beginning too. Some ovens will produce perfect roast okra in twenty-minutes, other I’ve seen have taken thirty or longer to achieve that crispy crunch of happiness.

Next, prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper. While your over is pre-heating, wash your okra under running water.

Then, pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.

When you’re finished, head over to the cutting board.  Top and tail your okra then dice it into bite size pieces. Keep in mind that smaller pieces will cook much quicker than fatter ones so cut longer piece from smaller okras so it all cooks evenly. On a personal note, I like my okra to char on the ends. I enjoy the charred flavor and am convinced it contributes to my love of this recipe.

After you’ve got your okra chopped, dribble in olive oil and stir to coat, then add salt to taste.

We like the taste of large grain sea-salt and frankly think it looks nice too. Once you’ve got your okra cut and ready for the oven, pour it onto your prepared sheet pan and pop it into the oven.

If you’re new to this recipe and not sure you want your okra to be the oven-dried salty snack we love so much, take your okra out early if you want to maintain a chewier consistency.

Be sure and watch our video, my wife who actually prepared the okra in this video calls roasted okra the Ultimate Guy Snack Food. I agree. Not because it’s healthy, although it is. I love it because it tastes great.

For the record, okra is super good for your cardiovascular health, contains no fat, cholesterol and is low in calories and high in fiber with only one gram of sugar and 4 grams of carbohydrates. Okra is also stuffed full of antioxidants and contains vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin A.

Be brave, if you’re a savory loving Joe like me, you’re going to love oven-roasting okra. Enjoy!

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