Southern Fried - Baked okra

You will need:

  • 18 fresh okra pods, cut in about 1 inch pieces. (not frozen it doesn't work right with frozen, just trust me on this one)
  • 1 Cup plain corn meal
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Spray a baking pan with non stick spray and add the olive oil to the pan.
  3. After you’ve cut up the okra, add your corn meal, salt and pepper to a plastic zip lock bag or a bowl with a lid that can be used for shaking. Add the okra to that corn meal and shake shake shake. Making sure that the corn meal is coated well.
  4. Add the coated corn meal to the baking pan and spread out evenly so there is no clumps.
  5. Bake in oven for about 15-20 minutes or until nice and golden brown.