Okra Chips Recipe

Okra chips on a black plate on grey tiles.

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Homemade Baked Okra Chips – a healthier alternative to conventional chips that's easy to make and irresistibly delicious. This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy okra without any slime, and can be easily customized with your favorite seasonings. A fantastic snack to satisfy your crunchy cravings while adding some nutritious greens to your day!


  • 12 ounces / 340 grams fresh okra
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil

To clean okra, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • a bowl of water


Preparation of Okra and Preheating Oven

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Take your fresh okra pods and soak them in a mixture of water and vinegar for 5 minutes.
  3. After soaking, rinse the okra under cold water and then pat them dry.

Cutting and Seasoning

  1. Cut the okra pods in half lengthwise.
  2. Arrange the okra halves on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Toss the okra with olive oil until all pieces are coated evenly.
  4. Sprinkle the okra with garlic powder and salt, and toss again to spread the seasoning evenly.

First Baking

  1. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the okra for about 15-20 minutes. Make sure to turn the okra halfway through for even roasting.

Second Baking Phase for Crispiness

  1. After the initial baking, take the baking sheet out of the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 170°F (77°C).
  2. Allow the oven to cool down for about 10 minutes.
  3. Return the okra to the oven, leaving the oven door slightly open.
  4. Continue baking for another 2 hours or until the okra chips reach your desired level of crispiness.


  • Dry Okra Well: After soaking and rinsing your okra, be sure to pat them dry thoroughly. Extra moisture can prevent the okra from crisping up properly.
  • Don't Overcrowd the Pan: Leave enough space between the okra pieces on your baking sheet. Overcrowding can lead to steaming instead of roasting, which could leave you with less crispy chips. 
  • Monitor the Oven: Keep a close eye on the okra during the final stages of baking to avoid burning. Each oven can vary slightly, so check the chips occasionally to ensure they're crisping up without getting too dark.
  • Allow to Cool: Once the chips are out of the oven, let them cool on the baking sheet. They will continue to crisp up as they cool down.
  • To store okra chips: Let them cool completely first to avoid condensation. Once cool, transfer them to an airtight container and store at room temperature. Properly stored, they should stay fresh and crispy for up to a week. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator as the humidity can make them lose their crispness.


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