Baked Okra Bites - 3 Guiding Stars
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You don’t need to deep fry to get a crispy tender treat. These breaded beauties are coated with flavor and cooked at a high heat in the oven to create the Maillard reaction that’s responsible for the good golden crunch that complements the softness of okra so wonderfully.


  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt-free Cajun seasoning
  • 8 oz. okra, stems removed and sliced
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together the cornmeal, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and Cajun seasoning.
  3. Toss the okra in the beaten egg then transfer the okra into the cornmeal mixture in batches using a slotted spoon. Toss to coat and transfer coated okra to baking sheet.
  4. Lightly spray the top of the okra with cooking spray. Bake until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside (20-25 minutes).
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 130; Total Fat 2.5g (3% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (3% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 47mg (16% DV); Sodium 30mg (1% DV); Total Carbohydrate 23g (8% DV); Dietary Fiber 3g (11% DV); Total Sugars 1g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 2% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 8% DV; Potassium 6% DV; Molybdenum 30% DV; Manganese 25% DV; Thiamin 20% DV.
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