Oven Fried Okra

Who says that southern comfort food has to be BAD for you? This fried okra is the perfect solution to your craving for down-home fried fare.
Oven Fried Okra

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 lb fresh okra, cleaned and chopped into 1/2 inch rounds
2 egg whites, beaten
olive oil spray
dipping sauce of choice

Preheat oven to 450ºF
Mix flours, cornmeal, and spices in a gallon-sized plastic bag. Set aside.

Line baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spray with olive oil.

Dip okra into beaten egg white, then place in bag of flour mixture. Shake to coat, and arrange on baking sheet. Coat with olive oil spray.

Place baking sheet in the center of the oven. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Flip okra and continue baking for 5-7 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.

Serve hot. These are great just plain... but, they're also good with your choice of dipping sauces.

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1 comment:

Candy said...

I love okra! I just did one with pesto seasoning. This looks so good.