crispy okra

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crispy okra |

Got my first batch of okra today and we are excited to revisit this now-classic summer snack…

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to have non-gooey okra. These little guys are what finally got me to cross over into the land of the okra-lover. Crispy and spicy, they rarely make the short distance from the counter to the kitchen table and have become one of our favorite summer snacks. Yes… okra can be a snack!

Crispy Okra
½ pound of okra
1 tablespoon of olive oil
ancho chile powder

  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. Slice stems off okra and then cut lengthwise.
  3. Toss okra in olive oil.
  4. Spread on baking sheet with cut side up.
  5. Sprinkle spices on as conservatively/liberally as your palette would like.
  6. Place baking sheet on lowest rack in oven and bake until crispy. Approximately 20-25 minutes.

If perchance, they don’t get eaten up right out of the oven, they make a wonderful side to veggie burgers and/or summer veggie sandwiches.

crispy okra |

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  6. This crispy okra sounds incredible. I do like the sliminess of stewed okra, but this sounds different and really good!

    • as a native tejana, i have struggled with okra my entire life. this preparation is what finally saved all my summer okra from jars. pickled okra make wonderful gifts. 😉

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