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Today’s Recipe Inspiration came from a recipe that we stumbled upon off food gawker. Viviane’s way of making okra fries looked easy and delicious. It was one worth attempting! It is funny how the sites like foodgawker have become our places to look for recipes and get inspiration. We do not search much on google for recipe ideas.
I enjoyed my first okra with Gary and his family a few months ago. Yes that is right I never had okra before that, neither has Michelle. I fell in love with okra and wanted to make it for Michelle. I was unsure of exactly the style I wanted out of my okra and saw these okra fries and a light bulb went off! That is what I want to make!
I thought okra fries would be a great recipe for Michelle’s first time enjoying okra! We are not sure why we never really ate okra before. I think we were unsure of what okra would be like, a little scared of it maybe. Unusual for us because typically we LOVE all VEGGIES! Could I now make Michelle and I lovers of okra?!?!
Pure2raw Recipe: Easy Baked Okra Fries
Prep- time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
- a little over a pound of fresh okra
- coconut oil
- 3 tbsp brown rice flour (or any gluten free flour or non-gluten free flour of choice)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- ziploc bag
Directions: Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees. Clean and dry your okra. Next cut into strips. This is the part that takes a little bit of time. We lightly tossed them in some coconut oil (about 1-2 tsp) to help make the flour and spices stick.
Grab a ziploc bag and place your cut okra stripes into the bag. Toss in your brown rice flour and spices. You can spice them any way you like.
Now for the fun part….toss the bag all around till all the okra fries are covered in flour and spices!
Take okra out of bag and place the now covered okra fries on a pan and we ended up adding a little bit more coconut oil to help make the fries crispy (about 1 tbsp). Bake the okra fries in oven for 25-30 minutes.
We ended up placing them on a large skillet to cook some more because they ended up not getting as crispy as we were looking for. Next time we will try it from the beginning on the skillet to see how it compares to baking them. Our batch of okra fries was a mix of crispy and soft, chewy okra fries. Not a bad attempt for our first time.
Verdict: Did I make Michelle a lover of okra?
We feel this is the best way to eat okra. From now on I think whenever I enjoy okra it is going to be in this form one way or another! Okra turned out to be very simple to make and easy to work with which made me very pleased. Okra is a great side dish for dinner or salad topper.
Twins Question: Have you ever made okra? What is your favorite way to enjoy okra? Any new vegetable that you have tried out lately that you were surprised how good it was?
Till next time,