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Air-Fried Okra

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
The dry, constantly circulating heat of an air fryer helps you achieve the crispy texture that turns okra skeptics into okra converts. Here, the pods are cut in half lengthwise and tossed with a little oil and a combination of cornstarch and seasoning salt; the cornstarch provides a light coating, not a heavy breading, that aids in getting the okra crisp. You’ll definitely need to seek out fresh okra for this recipe; frozen okra cannot crisp up.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked okra

1 pound(s), fresh, trimmed and halved lengthwise

Canola oil

1 Tbsp

Cornstarch

2½ Tbsp

Seasoning salt

¾ tsp

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the okra with oil. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and seasoning salt. Sprinkle the cornstarch mixture over the okra mixture; toss well to coat.
  2. Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 400°F. Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Arrange the okra in a single layer in the basket (half of the okra) and coat with cooking spray. Air-fry at 400°F until crisp and browned, 14 to 15 minutes, shaking basket halfway through cooking. Repeat the process with the remaining okra.
  3. Serving size: about ¾ cup