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Okra past its best - OK to use?

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Servalan Wed 15-May-13 14:11:28

I bought a few packs of Okra last week with the aim of making a big curry with it - but things overtook and I didn't get round to making it.

The okra was best before 10th May

I've just washed it and topped and tailed it ready to cook. The tops of some of the Okra had this whiteish grey furry mould, which I cut off, and the pods are all blemished with black marks.

Do you reckon it would be safe to use? Really don't want to waste food/money - kicking myself for not being more organised...

Xiaoxiong Wed 15-May-13 14:28:02

Once I cut off the mould I'd use it, if it doesn't smell bad and was going to be cooked properly (ie. simmered for over 15 mins, which it probably will be in a big curry). It will go slimy no matter what!

Servalan Wed 15-May-13 14:34:42

I cut off the mould, but the skins are still dotted with black blemishes, which I can't really cut off (sort of like a rust?) do you reckon it will be OK like that? I will definitely be simmering for at least 15 minutes - probably a bit more

Xiaoxiong Wed 15-May-13 15:51:07

I would still use it if it wasn't wet or slimy and didn't smell bad.

<considers namechange so you can't track me down when you die from bad okra>

Servalan Wed 15-May-13 16:35:35

:D Thanks

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