Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oven Fried Okra

Since I've been staying at home I've been able to enjoy lunches made up of all sorts of vegetables that I don't normally make (like okra, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussel sprouts) because Jeremy doesn't like them. 

Oven Fried Okra

Instead of the combination, either all flour or all cornmeal could be used for the batter.  Serve this as is for a typical (but healthier) southern side dish, or serve it with ketchup for okra "fries".  Fresh, sliced okra could be used also, just increase the cooking time by about 5-10 minutes.  The cayenne gives the okra a nice kick, if you don't like spicy food reduce it by half.

-1 lb frozen sliced okra, thawed
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1 cup cornmeal
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp cayenne pepper
-2 eggs, beaten

Whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt and cayenne in medium sized bowl.  In batches, use a slotted spoon dip okra in eggs, and stir to coat well.  Transfer okra to flour mixture, tossing to coat.  Spread okra out on a greased baking sheet.  Spray the okra with cooking spray.  Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.


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