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Crunchy Baked Okra


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  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat free buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 lb fresh okra pods, trimmed and cut into 3/4 inch slices



Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Combine cornmeal, panko bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper, and red pepper in a shallow dish; set aside.
3. Combine buttermilk and egg in a large bowl; stir with a whisk
4. Add okra to buttermilk mixture; toss to coat. Let stand 3 minutes.
5. Dredge okra in cornmeal/crumb mixture.
6. Place okra in a jelly roll pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle remaining salt over the okra.
7. Bake for 30-35 mintues, stirring once, until okra is golden brown and crispy


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