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    I just bought a bag of Baked Okra Chips at my local Farmers Market. They are whole pieces of okra ,baked so that the texture is that of cripsy potato chips. They are so tasty. The color is vibrant, not brown as if baked ,and the shape is full, not flat or shrunken as if dehydrated. The ingredients state Okra, Non-hydrogenated canola oil, dextrin, sea salt. My question is, does anyone know how to use dextrin to make the okra crisp ? I want to learn how to make these at home if possible since I paid $2.50 for a 2 ounce bag of these chips. Thanks for any advice

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    Sounds Yummy, I'll Be Watching For Answer!!
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    Welcome to the board, Sancandy! I looked up dextrin, and it's used as a thickening agent in foods and school pastes. Which is probably why the okra help it's shape and colour so well. I too will be watching this thread to see how we can figure out how your chips were made. Laura

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    Hey San, after fooling around on the net, here's what I found. A site named dvo.com had a recipe for crispy baked okra, it looks like a recipe from India. Secondly, I found your source for the chips you got at the farmer's market. It is greebuck.com. They sell 12lbs for $7.70 per pound, as opposed to the $20.00 you could have spent. That's all I got, so keep us in the loop if you find your recipe to make these little morsels! Best, Laura

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    San in today's food section there is a recipe for veg. chips.

    1 sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
    1 zuchinni, thinly sliced
    1 summer squash, thinly sliced
    1 jicama, peeled and thinly sliced
    kosher salt, or sea salt
    2T olive oil
    1/4t paprika
    1/4t cayenne
    ground pepper to taste

    Heat oven to 300*F. Line a rimmed bake sheet with parchment, and set a metal cooling rack over it. Arrange the veggies in a single layer on several layers of paper towel. Sprinkle them lightly with salt and let them sit for 20-30min. Pat veggies dry with additional paper towels. Arrange the veggies in single layer on cooling rack. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, paprika,cayanne and a bit of salt and pepper. Brush mixture over veggies and bake for 30 min, or un till they are crispy. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

    So why wouldn't this work for your okra? Let us know what you think? Laura

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    Thanks for the recipe Laura
    This sounds really good. I may try it minus the pepper. The recipe you gave stated to slice the veggies thin. The okra I purchased was whole so I'm thinking maybe I should slice the okra because of all the moisture inside. Hopefully they will dry and get crisp. I'm still intrigued with the role that dextrin plays into the recipe. I'm hoping someone out there knows what to do with it.
    Do I mix it with water and let the veggies soak, or brush it on the veggies in powdered form ? I'm not even sure where to purchase it. Thanks again

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    Omg!!!!! I Just Had One! One Of The Docs Brought Some In She Bought From Central Market In Dallas. They Were In A Ziplock Baggie, So I Was Hoping She Made Them Herself. I Picked Okra Last Night, And Will Have More Tonight And/or Tomorrow, I See A Need To Experiment!!!
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    Nu and San, in reviewing the above recipe, I think the success in the crispyness is salting the veggies to leach moisture out of them. Patting them dry as well. Think of leaching the moisture (and the bitterness) out of eggplant. In handling the okra, I would think slicing them down top to bottom and removing the seeds and mush would be key. Not being an okra fan, that's about as far as I can help. Please share your experiences and tastes? Thanks, Laura

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    Thanks for the above suggestion but the okra came out a bit soggy and tough. I'm still going to try different ways to make that crisp crunchy texture. My next thought is to bake the okra a little and than put in the dehydrator to dry completly. Still hoping someone out there knows the secret to making these.

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    San, I did a web searce and found the chips on this site http://www.greenbulk.com/dried-okra-chips-case-p-526.html and I believe I would rather make my own too. Those are EXPENSIVE.

    Joyce

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