A side dish or snack—simple, healthy and pays tribute to fried okra. I like it hot from the oven with some spicy salsa.
1lb of fresh okra, diced (frozen does not crisp up well)
1 tbsp of water, cornmeal and white poppy seeds
2tbsp of oil
salt, pepper and chilli powder according to taste
spicy, chunky salsa for serving!
Chop the okra and put in a bowl.
Add water, cornmeal, poppy seeds and seasonings. Toss to combine and coat.
Coat a cast-iron skillet with oil and add the okra.
Roast for 20 mins at 400F. Halfway through roasting, stir and toss the okra a little bit.