Last weekend my mom loaded us up with some fresh veggies from her garden. We had cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and okra. Evan and I loooooove fried okra, but don't ever fry food at home. So we opted for oven fried instead. All you have to do is slice up the okra, soak it in a buttermilk and egg mixture, then toss it around in some breadcrumbs, which has a hint of paprika, and bake it for about 40 minutes. They came out golden and had a great crunch...this recipe is super easy!
Oven Fried Okra
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
1 1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 pound fresh okra pods, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch slices (about 3 cups)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Combine breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and paprika in a shallow dish; set aside.
Combine buttermilk and egg in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add okra; toss to coat. Let stand 3 minutes.
Dredge okra in breadcrumb mixture. Place okra on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Lightly coat okra with cooking spray. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring once. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.