Whenever I tell people that Kenya’s favorite vegetable is okra, they look at me like I’m crazy. How in the world could a little boy ever want to eat okra?! Well, it’s true, he loves it and it’s not the result of me pushing it on him. From day one it’s always been his veggie of choice.
When I was growing up in the south, my mother and grandparents made okra all the time. My mother’s favorite preparation of it was fried. So for any okra lovers out there, I decided to make my family’s favorite version but with a healthy twist. Baked Okra Nuggets are crunchy and really fun to eat. If you’ve never tried okra before, this recipe is a good introduction to it and a great way to get kids to eat a veggie that they might have avoided before!
- 2 Cups Okra, cut into 1 inch rounds (you could also use frozen okra that’s defrosted)
- 1 Tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 Cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 Cup cornmeal
- 1/4 Cup parmesan cheese