Don't skip toasting the pecans for the sake of time. The crunchy coating would be nothing without the rich flavor that results from a good, quick toast in the oven.

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Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
bake:
10 mins
fry:
6 mins
total:
26 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan.

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  • Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.

  • Process pecans, baking mix, and next 2 ingredients in a food processor until pecans are finely ground. Place pecan mixture in a large bowl. Add okra, tossing to coat. Gently press pecan mixture into okra.

  • Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; heat to 350°. Fry okra, in batches, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

  • *1 (16-oz.) package frozen cut okra, thawed, may be substituted.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bisquick Original All-Purpose Baking Mix.

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