Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Spicy Dried (Dehydrated) Okra

Guess what I made? Spicy Dried Okra!

Here they are before dehydrating. Okra is really good for you. Besides dietary fiber they contain tons of vitamins and minerals. Click the link to read all about their nutritional benefits.

 Slice the okra lengthwise leaving the tips and stems on.

 Toss with light amount of olive oil to get the spices to adhere to the okra.

Sprinkle in your favorite spices. I used a small amount of cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and pepper. Place them open side up and dry for approximately 6 hours, depending upon the thickness of your okra. You can use the larger okra for drying as long as they are still pliable. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. My old aunts used to thread green beans onto string and just hang them on the porch to dry. That's just an anecdote, not a recommendation since neither of them could cook worth a darn.

  2. Hi Dennis, thanks, I've heard of drying peppers that way but not beans, it might work if in the sun, but with humidity they might get moldy. Ha.

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    1. Hi Michele, thanks, they are great, except I could have dried them a little longer, next time, I'll eat these before they go bad, lol.

  4. They do look delicious! The ones I had bought at Central Market were dried whole, but they were delicious too!

  5. Hi Rian, thanks, I'll have to try some whole too.

  6. It's ages since I've had okra. I think the last time I had it would've been around 96/97. I don't see it often here where I live nowadays.

  7. Hi Lee, thanks, have you ever seen it growing, it has a beautiful flower and love the heat, it is plentiful here in the south so I am glad I know of other ways to utilize it.

    1. Yes, now that you mention it, I have Linda. When I was living up in Cardwell in north Queensland. I'd forgotten about seeing it grow.


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