Tuesday, October 4, 2011


clean in bowl with oil and seasonings


about 1/2 lb. of small, whole okra, top stem removed
2 Tbsp oil
garlic powder
smoky seasoned salt
coarse black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.


Start with the smallest okra you can find. ( I just pick them early!)  Larger okra tends to be woody, which wouldn't work in this recipe.

Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper.

Drizzle the oil over the okra and mix.  Season generously with the spices and toss again.  Place these onto the parchment paper.

Bake, stirring every 5 minutes, until okra is browned on all sides, about 15 minutes.  Serve hot out of the oven.

note:  These are great served like this OR with just salt and pepper, which allows the fresh flavor of the okra to shine through.  You can also try using your favorite spice blends: garam masala, curry powder, chili powder, Creole or jerk seasonings...you can't go wrong with this recipe.

spiced up and ready to roast

makes a great appetizer OR side dish; serve with ketchup

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