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Old 06-06-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Okra ideas

Just came back from vacation and my okra plants are loaded. Any tips on frying and/or other recipes?

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Old 06-06-2006, 12:33 PM   #2
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While I do not make a habit of purchasing fast or processed food products, when my okra plants start producing, I ALWAYS keep a few boxes of Zatarain's "Jambalaya" & "Gumbo" rice mixes on hand.

Sometimes, after a long day, it's nice to just be able to add some chicken, shrimp, &/or sliced sausages to one of these delicious/spicy mixtures, along with several handfuls of sliced fresh okra from the garden. Add a green salad & a nice dinner is on the table in about 25 minutes.
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:44 PM   #3
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Gumbo is a classic for okra. It releases a thick substance (sort of like oatmeal) while it cooks and helps thicken it. Sounds so good...

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Old 06-06-2006, 12:49 PM   #4
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Saute a diced onion in a saucepan. Add a minced clove of garlic and a tablespoon of tomato paste and saute for a few minutes. Add a 14 can of tomato and 12-16 ounces of okra. Season with salt and pepper, cumin. Simmer until the okra is cooked through. Add a tsp of lemon juice and serve.
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:50 PM   #5
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Actually my favorite way is mixing okra, an onion and green beans together and cooking them. :) Very simple, but very delicious.
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:53 PM   #6
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I like to combine Andy's and IcyMist's ideas!!!!! This sounds like a plan for my supper!!!
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:16 PM   #7
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I like to combine Andy's and IcyMist's ideas!!!!! This sounds like a plan for my supper!!!
The recipe I gave you was originally a string bean recipe and I made a version with the okra.
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:32 PM   #8
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That is what I thought; I usually add a few slices of bacon, cut up too!! Thanks to you and Icy, I have made up my mind for my supper! But I have to settle with using frozen okra; not quite as good but have found I can't grwo okra here.
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:49 PM   #9
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I like to batter mine up and fry 'em or use the whole pods in suops,gumbo's
if you like tomamtoes srewed tom's and okra area good hit, some folks pickle okra, I don't know how...
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Old 06-06-2006, 02:20 PM   #10
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I only use okra for some Indian recipes I make. I don't like the 'slimy' result when you fry it, without dressing it in a really nice curry sauce!
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