Looking for an alternative to fried okra - try Crunchy Baked Okra. They're quick and easy to make. Hey, someone's been eating my Crunchy Baked Okra. Ha. We tried them before I had a chance to take the photo.
Cut up fresh okra in bite sized pieces. Smaller okra are best because if left on the plant till large, they get tough and can be stringy or pithy.
Beat two eggs and add some milk, about 1/4 cup. Buttermilk would be good as a substitute. Add the okra to the egg and milk mixture, a few at a time, and let sit for a few minutes, stir to be sure all sides are coated. Drain with a slotted spoon
Then add the egg coated okra to the medium grind cornmeal. I used Red Mill brand. (Many boxes of cornmeal at my grocery have some gluten in them so I have to read all the labels). Toss with spoon to coat. If you don't like coarse or medium grind you can use regular grind cornmeal.
Transfer one by one in one layer to a greased (I used olive oil) baking dish. Bake at 450 F for 30 minutes. Eat them like popcorn or make some dipping sauce and dip them. They are oh so good and were not slimy. I'm having a few this morning for breakfast. Ha. Oh hope you remembered to say white rabbit, and hope you don't labor too much today. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.