Oven Fried Okra

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Leslie in Texas

My husband loves fried okra, so he was pleased with this low-fat version.I sometimes substitute corn meal for the bread crumbs. Originally from the food section of the Houston Chronicle.

Top Review by NTexas

Let's face it. Nothing can beat fried food. :) I followed this recipe exactly, but I found the okra needed more flavor. The breadcrumbs did crisp up after I left the okra in the oven for about 5 minutes longer to get the desired results. My family loves okra, but they left a bunch on the baking sheet. If I did this recipe again, I'd probably use the traditional cornmeal instead of breadcrumbs and add more seasoning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh okra, stem ends trimmed and sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 12 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. In a large pot 3/4 full of boiling,salted water,parboil okra until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together egg, 1 Tablespoon of water, and pepper sauce. Add okra to bowl.
  4. In a plastic food storage bag, combine bread crumbs,pepper, and salt.
  5. Using a slotted spoon,remove okra from egg mixture, allowing excess egg mixture to drip back into bowl.
  6. Add okra to crumb mixture in bag and rotate bag to coat okra evenly.
  7. On a nonstick baking sheet or large, shallow pan, spread okra in a single layer.
  8. Spray okra with nonstick cooking spray.
  9. Bake until crisp and golden brown, about 12 minutes.

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