Published Aug 23rd
Oven Fried Okra
Prep 10m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 95.2

A delicious Faux Fried favorite with all age groups.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen cut okra
  • butter flavored cooking spray
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place a baking rack on top of a baking sheet or sheet pan.
  2. 2 Cook the frozen okra in the microwave using your microwave's frozen vegetable setting, or on high for 8 minutes. Drain and cool on paper towels, about 5 to 10 minutes. Spray generously with butter flavored cooking spray. Add the cornmeal, panko bread crumbs, garlic salt, and pepper to a plastic food storage bag. Place the okra into the bag and shake to coat the okra with the cornmeal mixture.
  3. 3 Remove the okra from the bag and spread it on the prepared baking rack. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and crispy, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 95.2
  • Carbohydrate 19.1 g
  • Fat 2 g
  • Fiber 2.8 g
  • Protein 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Sodium 263.5 mg
  • Sugar 3.5 g


  1. This was an easy and healthy way for me to prepare the package of frozen cut okra that I'd bought on a whim. I used this recipe as a basic template. In a ziploc baggie I mixed about 1 or 1.5 c almond meal a heavy dosage of creole seasoning dried onions salt and pepper. - Read more ...
  2. We love this recipe and have it quite often. I lightly coat the okra with olive oil before placing in the bag -- I like this better than the cooking spray. Also use seasoning salt instead of garlic salt. I have also used this recipe with fresh okra, but you have to cook it in - Read more ...
  3. Great snack and I felt guilt free eating the last few okra of the season from my grandma's garden.
  4. awesome! my husband and i loved it!
  5. Such a tasty healthy way to prepare okra. I also make this without the cornmeal and bread crumbs. Just a light coat of olive oil salt and pepper is good. My family prefers this recipe however. Thank you for sharing it with us.
  6. Hi all...I'm the submitter of this recipe. This recipe works best with CUT okra. It is a little gooey/wet after microwaving and though you drain it on paper towels, it is still a little damp which helps the cornmeal/panko mixture stick. I hope this helps. Happy Eatting!
  7. Pretty good. I used chopped okra. I melted a little bit of butter on the okra after it microwaved (I don't use cooking spray), and I had no problem with the crumbs sticking. The crumbs could use more seasoning. Thanks for sharing!
  8. I really do like okra, but I had such a problem with the panko crumbs sticking to these with just the non-stick spray that they had me wanting to pull my hair out! I'm giving this a 2 star review because my okra hating husband said that I managed to get the slime out of - Read more ...
  9. Being a southern gal, I'm a big fan of okra. I thought this recipe was really good. My only complaint was that it was a bit dry. I didn't have the panko bread crumbs so I used plain, I'm not sure if that would make a difference or not. I'm definitely going to try this - Read more ...