Cutting the okra in half lengthwise and roasting it eradicates the “slimy” texture that most people associate with okra. Also, try buying okra no longer than the length of your pinky. The smaller ones are delicate and tend to be more flavorful.
Oven roasted sliced okra is very, very good!! Pour some frozen okra into a bowl, add some light olive oil, onion and garlic powders, sea salt and cumin. Mix well and roast in oven at 420 degrees for approx. 18 minutes, turning once at 9 mins. Excellent!
Okra has always had a special place in my heart - yes, I know that sounds strange, but let me explain! I grew up in Tennessee, and fried okra was a Sunday dinner staple! My Grandma would pre-cook the okra before we left for church on Sunday morning. When we returned, my Grandaddy would get a handful of okra and sit