Crispy Cajun Oven-Roasted Okra Fries With Lemon-Garlic Aioli


For the Okra

  • 15 ounces fresh okra, remove the tops and slice lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

For the Aioli

  • ½ cup homemade mayo or Whole30 complaint mayo
  • 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice (about the juice of one lemon)
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Kosher salt, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Place sliced okra in a bowl. Combine the okra, avocado oil, cayenne pepper, sweet paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, white pepper and kosher salt. Toss to coat.
  3. On a baking sheet topped with a wire rack, place the okra in rows (do not overcrowd or overlap, otherwise the okra will not crisp). Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
  4. In a food processor, combine the mayo, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper and kosher salt. Blend until smooth.
  5. To serve, sprinkle with fresh paprika. Enjoy!