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Crispy Cornmeal Roasted Okra

Love the taste of fried okra, but not the calories (or standing over a hot skillet of oil)? Try this oven roasted okra instead! It has a crispy cornmeal topping and takes only minutes to prepare.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author Mary


  • 1 pound fresh okra sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. yellow cornmeal
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Thoroughly wash okra in a collander.

  2. Slice okra lengthwise and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

  3. Drizzle okra with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cornmeal and salt and pepper to taste. Okra tastes best with plenty of salt! You can also toss the okra in the cornmeal for more even coverage, or just sprinkle the cornmeal on top. Either way works.

  4. Bake at 425 F for 35-45 minutes, until okra is starting to brown.