Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Roasted Okra Recipe

Some people don't like okra because it's "slimy". Here's one way to overcome that obstacle. Roasted okra. It is cooked whole so the "slimy" interior surface is not exposed. Can be used as a side dish or a snack.

1. Get your fresh okra either from the garden where it is very easy to grow, or from the store and wash it:

Then, prepare the coating sauce: mix vegetable oil with some salt and cayenne pepper to taste. 

Shake okra with the sauce in a covered container:

Here's what coated okra looks like:

Spread okra on a roasting pan in a single layer:

Bake at 420F for about 20 minutes, turning twice or three times so it is roasted on all sides. Pictured, okra and fermented cabbage with garlic. Nutrition galore!

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