These roasted okra fries are unbelievably delicious and so easy to prepare! They make a great finger food appetizer, or a healthy side dish that the whole family will enjoy.
- 10–12 okra*, quartered lengthwise into long strips
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- granulated garlic
- Preheat oven to 425 while you prepare the okra. Place the okra fries on a baking sheet with the cut sides down. (You want all the okra to be touching the pan and not overcrowded). Drizzle the okra with olive oil, then sprinkle liberally with the kosher salt. Finish with an even seasoning of garlic and paprika (about a teaspoon of garlic and half a teaspoon of paprika).
- Roast the okra without stirring in hot oven for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms of the okra are charred and crisp.
- Serve immediately, dipping sauce optional.
*okra is best 3-4″ inches long