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Crispy Oven-Fried Okra

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 pounds fresh okra
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 84
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1.1 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 3.1 g
  • carbohydrate 15.9 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 19 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 123 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Wash okra; trim ends, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Combine cornmeal, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; stir well, and set aside.

  3. Combine buttermilk and egg in a large bowl; stir in okra. Let stand 10 minutes.

  4. Remove okra with a slotted spoon; discard remaining buttermilk mixture. Combine okra and cornmeal mixture, tossing to coat okra well. Place okra on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 40 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally.

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