Stopped by the local farm to table store this week, where I was enticed by this beautiful okra.
Zach loves fried okra, but the mess was more than I wanted to clean up on a week night. My SIL shared with me a helpful tip of cooking okra in a cast iron skillet, in the oven. Seldom do I cook okra any other way.
Wash, dry, and cut the okra. Place in a cast iron skillet that has been drizzled with olive oil. Salt and pepper the okra. Toss in pan so everything is evenly coated.
Place in a preheated 400 degree oven, lightly stirring every 10 minutes. Depending on the size of your pan, and how much okra you are cooking, it will take 30+ minutes. If you are in a hurry, turn the oven up to 425, just remember to check it often to avoid burning. If it starts to stick to the pan, add a little more olive oil.
If you’re like me, you will buy more than needed for one meal. Put it in the freezer to add to soups and stews this Winter.