Oven-Fried Okra

Makes 8 servings; ½ cup each serving

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  • Vegetable oil cooking spray or vegetable oil
  • 12-ounce package frozen cut okra, thawed
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray or vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Wash your hands well with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and coat with vegetable oil cooking spray or oil.
  4. Leave frozen okra in the package and store in the refrigerator overnight to thaw. Right before cooking, drain the thawed okra on paper towels and gently pat to remove any moisture.
  5. In a large plastic storage bag add cornmeal, flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  6. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  7. Toss okra in a bowl with oil then add okra to the dry ingredients and shake until coated.
  8. Spread the coated okra on the baking pan. Place baking pan in the oven and bake until okra is golden brown and has reached desired crispness, about 20 minutes.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.