A delicious Faux Fried favorite with all age groups.

Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place a baking rack on top of a baking sheet or sheet pan.

    Advertisement
  • Cook the frozen okra in the microwave using your microwave's frozen vegetable setting, or on high for 8 minutes. Drain and cool on paper towels, about 5 to 10 minutes. Spray generously with butter flavored cooking spray. Add the cornmeal, panko bread crumbs, garlic salt, and pepper to a plastic food storage bag. Place the okra into the bag and shake to coat the okra with the cornmeal mixture.

  • Remove the okra from the bag and spread it on the prepared baking rack. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and crispy, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; 2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 264 mg sodium. 19.1 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2011
Hi all...I'm the submitter of this recipe. This recipe works best with CUT okra. It is a little gooey/wet after microwaving and though you drain it on paper towels it is still a little damp which helps the cornmeal/panko mixture stick. I hope this helps. Happy Eatting! Read More
(52)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/18/2011
I really do like okra but I had such a problem with the panko crumbs sticking to these with just the non-stick spray that they had me wanting to pull my hair out! I'm giving this a 2 star review because my okra hating husband said that I managed to get the slime out of them. I think if I were to attempt making these again I would roll them in flour then dip in an egg-wash and then roll in straight cornmeal. In my opinion it was a waste of my panko crumbs. Thank you for submitting the recipe I really did want to like it. Read More
(14)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2011
Hi all...I'm the submitter of this recipe. This recipe works best with CUT okra. It is a little gooey/wet after microwaving and though you drain it on paper towels it is still a little damp which helps the cornmeal/panko mixture stick. I hope this helps. Happy Eatting! Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2011
Hi all...I'm the submitter of this recipe. This recipe works best with CUT okra. It is a little gooey/wet after microwaving and though you drain it on paper towels it is still a little damp which helps the cornmeal/panko mixture stick. I hope this helps. Happy Eatting! Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2011
Being a southern gal I'm a big fan of okra. I thought this recipe was really good. My only complaint was that it was a bit dry. I didn't have the panko bread crumbs so I used plain I'm not sure if that would make a difference or not. I'm definitely going to try this again tweaking the oven and such. It's definitely worth keeping a playing around with. Read More
(33)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2011
Pretty good. I used chopped okra. I melted a little bit of butter on the okra after it microwaved (I don't use cooking spray) and I had no problem with the crumbs sticking. The crumbs could use more seasoning. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(19)
Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2011
I really do like okra but I had such a problem with the panko crumbs sticking to these with just the non-stick spray that they had me wanting to pull my hair out! I'm giving this a 2 star review because my okra hating husband said that I managed to get the slime out of them. I think if I were to attempt making these again I would roll them in flour then dip in an egg-wash and then roll in straight cornmeal. In my opinion it was a waste of my panko crumbs. Thank you for submitting the recipe I really did want to like it. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2011
Such a tasty healthy way to prepare okra. I also make this without the cornmeal and bread crumbs. Just a light coat of olive oil salt and pepper is good. My family prefers this recipe however. Thank you for sharing it with us. Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2014
We love this recipe and have it quite often. I lightly coat the okra with olive oil before placing in the bag -- I like this better than the cooking spray. Also use seasoning salt instead of garlic salt. I have also used this recipe with fresh okra but you have to cook it in the microwave for about 5 minutes to get it gooey enough to work. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2012
Great snack and I felt guilt free eating the last few okra of the season from my grandma's garden. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2011
awesome! my husband and i loved it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2015
This was an easy and healthy way for me to prepare the package of frozen cut okra that I'd bought on a whim. I used this recipe as a basic template. In a ziploc baggie I mixed about 1 or 1.5 c almond meal a heavy dosage of creole seasoning dried onions salt and pepper. I nuked the frozen okra added it to the ziploc (without any butter spray or oils) then shook it all together. Poured it out onto a cookie sheet and baked at 375 for 20 minutes. It could have used the full 25 minutes but these were delicious AND gluten free! My husband dipped his in ranch. I will be buying another bag for those evenings that I need a quick easy appetizer! Thank you for helping me put okra in my arsenal! Read More
(4)