Doug's Country Market, which is at Harvest every Saturday from 8-11 am, gave us this great recipe. He noticed that our homeowners have a lot of okra in their garden plots. This easy recipe is perfect for those who LOVE fried okra but are staying away from it because of the frying process. You won’t even miss fried okra after you’ve had it this way!
4 Cups fresh-cut okra (ends removed and cut from ½” to 1” slices)
4 Tablespoons cornmeal
6 Tablespoons Italian-style Panko breadcrumbs
½ Teaspoon salt
½ Teaspoon pepper
2 Doug’s country fresh, free range eggs, beaten
3-4 Tablespoons Doug’s avocado oil (garlic infused version would be excellent with this recipe)
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and line a coat a baking sheet with the avocado oil. Mix the cornmeal, panko bread crumbs, salt and pepper together in a bowl until combined well.
Add the beaten egg and okra together in a separate bowl and mix it together until all the okra is coated in egg mixture.
Working in sections, add the wet okra mixture to the dry breading mix and coat evenly and set in baking pan when breaded.
Bake okra for 15-20 minutes, or until it is tender, turning them halfway through baking. If you prefer a nice golden brown outside on your okra, you can turn the oven on to broil and end of baking time for a few minutes, watching okra carefully and stirring as needed.