Originally Posted by sparrowgrass
Sorry QSis, I am sure your pound of okra has been cooked and eaten by now.
I do not trim the tips--just cut the stems off. I try to get pods that are all the same size, so they cook evenly.
The tips are not stringy or anything.
(I don't take the tips off the green beans either. I am a busy
Oh, sparrow, I didn't cut the okra at ALL, fearing slime would ooze from any cut. I pan-sauteed them with the stems and ends on, and they were fantastic! We ate them with our fingers, which was more fun.
Liked them so much that I've got TWO pounds to grill over charcoal this weekend!
I may try not cutting the tips and stems of green beans, either! I'm a busy woman, too, and love eating with my fingers! :-)