I created this Baked Okra With Cornmeal Crust Recipe for a healthier alternative. It still has lots of flavor.
This is easy to make and surprisingly comes out somewhat crispy in texture. Serve with your choice of hot sauce.
½ cup of flour
½ cup of cornmeal
1 cup of buttermilk for dipping
1 pound of frozen cut okra (thawed)
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
Non-stick spray for coating
Preheat oven to 450. Pour the buttermilk into a large bowl. Add the thawed okra.
In a plastic bag, place the flour, cornmeal, cayenne pepper and kosher salt.
Using a slotted spoon, take the okra out of the bowl with buttermilk and allow the excess to drip back into the bowl.
Add the okra to the flour mixture in plastic bag. Make sure to coat evenly with mixture by rotating back and forth briefly.
On a nonstick baking or cookie sheet, spray the pan with cooking spray. Spread the okra evenly into a single layer.
Spray the okra with cooking spray and place into 450-degree oven, which has been pre-heated.
Cook until crisp and brown in color, about 15 minutes. Turn okra halfway through cooking.
Serve immediately. Makes six servings.