Roasted Okra

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  • This recipe is eeeeaasy. Like, you can’t mess it up.

    Roasted Okra

    Remember my oven-fried okra recipe? Well, that one’s pretty healthy, but this one’s even better for you! Just a little oil, sea salt and seasoning, mix it up and you’re good to go.

     

    Roasted Okra

    Because Hunter Hann doesn’t salads {yeah, don’t even get me started!}, we eat a lot of roasted vegetables in our house. So I’m always trying to think of new veggies to try in the oven. Like I mentioned in the oven-fried okra post, my granddad, Baker is quite the gardener. Whenever we go visit, we usually leave with a few bags of fresh veggies and our last visit was no exception. I came home with two small bags of peppers and a HUGE grocery bag of fresh okra.

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    Can you see me smiling through the computer screen?

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    So as we were driving back to Kansas City from Okrahoma……{did you see what I did there?!} I was thinking about how I wanted to honor my favorite vegetable this time. I roast just about every other kind of veggie, why not okra?

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    Roasted Okra

    Roasted Okra

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb fresh okra
    • 1-2 T olive oil
    • Sea salt
    • 1 tsp cajun seasoning {optional}

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with non-stick foil.
    2. Wash okra and drain on paper towels. Trim caps off of okra and cut each pod in half lengthwise. Put okra in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and cajun seasoning and stir to coat evenly.
    3. Pour okra in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet.
    4. Cook for 15-18 minutes, giving pan a little shake every 5 minutes, until okra is slightly tender and golden brown. I roasted these for 18 minutes. If your pods are smaller you may want to cook them a little less.
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    Try not to pop one of these in your mouth RIGHT when they come out of the oven. *Sigh*

    • http://threeloudkids.com/ Stephanie R.

      I haven’t had okra in AGES and to be honest I have forgotten about okra all together! I have got to make some of this asap.

      • CookinCowgirl

        Oh you should. It’s the best!! I love okra! Pan fried, deep fried, pickled, roasted, mmmm I like it all.