No Fry or Slime

I used to think there were 2 ways to prepare okra.  Fried or slimed.  Disgusting.  Then we got a ton of it in our produce co-op.  Never wanting anything to go to waste, I had to figure out what the heck to do with it.  That’s where Pinterest came in to save the day.  Well, Pinterest and one of my girlfriends that pinned an okra recipe that served as the inspiration.

If you happen to have a bunch of okra in your kitchen, very much dislike slime, and only indulge in fried foods that are worth the calories, you might want to give this recipe a try.  It is baked and delish.

Roasted Okra

  • Fresh okra, sliced into 1/3” thick pieces (very important so that you dry out the slime!)
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Toss all the ingredients in a large bowl.  It might take more olive oil than you think.  Now arrange it on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.   AND voila!  No slime!

How did I know this recipe was a winner?  The husband told me it was going to be awful.  He ended up eating his words and all the okra!

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2 Comments to “No Fry or Slime”

  1. What a great idea! I’m like you, never been a big Okra fan – but this looks good. Probably important to choose young-ish okra for it.

    Thanks for sharing.

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