My mom gave me two bags of okra from her garden... so I made baked "fried" okra. So good! Crispy and crunchy. I wish I had more.
About 3+ cups fresh sliced okra (or 16 oz bag frozen sliced okra, thawed)
1 tsp Cajun or creole seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 c yellow corn meal
canola oil spray
1 gallon Ziploc bag
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray the inside of gallon bag generously with cooking spray. Put sliced okra in bag and add Cajun seasoning and garlic salt. Seal bag and shake well. Let rest for 10 min so the juices extract from the okra. Add cornmeal to bag, seal, and shake well again. Let rest for another 10 min. Give the bag one more good shake, then pour out over a colander (in the sink) so the extra cornmeal will fall off. Line a cooking pan with foil, spray with cooking spray, and spread out okra. Spray the okra with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the okra over, lightly spritz with spray, and continue baking 20 more minutes. Enjoy!
Original recipe found here.