"Fried" Okra
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Okra baked in the oven to remove the sliminess then sautéed with fresh herbs.
Recipe type: Whole30, Paleo, Keto
Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: 4 Servings
  • About 2.5 lbs of fresh okra, or
  • 2 Packets of Pictsweet Frozen Whole Okra
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons of avocado or similar oil for sautéeing
  • Cooking spray
  1. Prepare your okra!
  2. If using fresh okra rinse then dry your okra thoroughly before proceeding to the next step
  3. Next, slice off the head and the tip of the okra, then slice the remaining "body" of the okra into thin circular slices
  4. If using frozen okra, allow the okra to defrost completely, then use a few sheets of paper towel to pat away any moisture on the okra
  5. Then remove the head and the tip of the okra and slice the remaining "body" of the okra into thin circular slices
Baking the okra
  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray then place the sliced okra in a thin layer on the baking sheet. For this recipe you will need two full sized baking sheets
  3. Next place the baking sheet on the top rack in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until all the sliminess is gone or until you've achieved the desired crispiness
  4. While the okra is in the oven add the oil to a large sauté pan on medium heat and bring the oil up to temperature
  5. When the oil is hot, add the onions and sauté until they are soft and translucent
  6. Then add the garlic and tomatoes (if using) and sauté until the tomatoes are soft
  7. When the okra is ready add the okra to the sautéed onions and tomatoes and sprinkle with the salt
  8. Continue to sauté for about a minute or two to bring the flavors together
  9. Then remove from the heat and enjoy with your favorite sides
If using frozen okras, sometimes you need to bake it a bit longer to remove all of the sliminess. This make take 30-40 minutes.
For extra crispiness you may also spray the okra with cooking spray before baking.
Recipe by Metemgee at https://metemgee.com/2020/06/24/fried-okra/