Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas
Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
10 Mins
Fry Time
6 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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