Bea's Oven Fried Okra
*Diane said that you can also do squash the same way.
Be sure to check out the grilled okra as well as boiled okra below.
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Pour a little oil onto a cookie sheet or baking pan, tilting pan until well coated.
Wash and slice okra. Toss with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. Lightly spray an aluminum disposable pan. Shake off excess batter and place into pan. Grill (uncovered) until crispy and golden brown. Another beach buddy, Kathy, told me about this technique. These are really good, too.
Wash okra but leave whole with a little stem on end. Place in a saucepan and cover with water. Add salt, black pepper, a little olive oil and about 2 tablespoons of vinegar (that's the secret). Boil til okra has changed colors and is tender. I like boiling mine to the point that they are just beginning to split open. My best friend, Ann's mother, cooked okra this way. I never cared for boiled okra until I ate Ann's mother's okra cooked like this. I think the vinegar makes all the difference.