Friday night before we left on our trip we were grilling chicken, and I roasted the okra as a side dish. This recipe is from the News and Observer.
One pound of okra
Salt and pepper to taste
|Coat okra with olive oil, salt and pepper.|
Wash and pat dry the okra. Sprinkle the olive oil, salt and pepper on the okra and mix it up. Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes on a cookie sheet. I line my baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up. You can add cherry tomatoes to the pan for extra flavor
|Spread on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.|
These were a bit disappointing. They really didn't taste like fried okra. And they were not crisp as I was expecting. Dan liked this better than Patrick and I did. I think if I roast okra again I will cut it up the way my Mom did when she fried it. That might make it crisper. Or maybe I'll just stick with breading and frying it.