Iron Hen Sauteed Summer Okra



Do you guys ever go to the Iron Hen in Fisher Park? It’s one of my favorite lunch spots in town (they have good brunch too!) and I’m a huge fan of their seasonal side items. In the winter, their brussels sprout hash will change your world and my summertime staple is their sauteed okra. Nothing beats a locally owned cafe in walking distance with great locally sourced food…

A couple of weeks ago, the Iron Hen published their recipe for sauteed okra and I was surprised to find out the secret ingredient – panko breadcrumbs! This is so smart! The okra tastes fried but is simply sauteed in olive oil and panko! I made the recipe for friends last week and they devoured every last crumb. I’m so glad they shared the recipe while okra is in season. Here it is – make sure to try the recipe and swing by the Iron Hen for a delicious meal too!

Iron Hen Sauteed Summer Okra 

  • 1 pound fresh okra
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Trim the stems off the ends of the okra, slice okra length wise. Pour oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat and allow it to heat until almost smoking. Add the okra and Panko bread crumbs. Sauté until okra has softened slightly, but is still crisp and brightly colored, 6 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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