Oven-Fried Okra

Fried okra is a southern treat. Use your oven to produce a crisp coating without frying.
8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

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1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash of ground red pepper
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)
Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450º.

Combine cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and red pepper 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 cornmeal mixture. Place okra on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat okra with cooking spray. Bake at 450º for 40 minutes, stirring once. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Created date

May 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 144
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 0.7 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.3 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 29.3 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 204 mg
Calcium 68 mg