Oven-Fried Okra

This recipe has a crispy coating without frying. It is really good to.

1-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
3/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Dash of ground red pepper
1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 lb. fresh okra pods, trimmed and cut into 3/4" slices
Non-stick foil
Cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 450*F.

Combine cornmeal, 1/2 tsp. salt, black pepper and red pepper in a shallow dish, set aside.

Combine buttermilk and egg in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add okra, toss to coat. Let stand 3 minutes.

Dredge okra in cornmeal mixture. Place okra on foiled lined jelly-roll pan. Lightly coat okra with cooking spray. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring once. sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt.

Makes 8 servings.