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Any good ideas of what to do with okra?

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NannyR Thu 30-May-19 12:25:17

I'm trying to increase the amount and variety of fruit and veg that I'm eating and I've bought some okra. I've never eaten it before let alone cooked with it. Does anyone have any simple(ish) vegetarian recipes for cooking okra that they can recommend? Thanks.

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sleepismysuperpower1 Thu 30-May-19 12:31:07

try here. its american, so one cup=237ml x

Disfordarkchocolate Thu 30-May-19 12:32:24

Put it in the bin, it is the worst vegetable in the world!

VisiblyOver25 Thu 30-May-19 12:34:10

^^. Slimey and vile.

Fumitory Thu 30-May-19 12:39:14

nice in Indian dishes

NoWayNoHow Thu 30-May-19 12:44:54

Failsafe recipe in our house:

tarheelbaby Thu 30-May-19 12:54:32

in the southern US, the preferred way to cook okra is to slice it in rounds and batter it by dipping it in egg and then cornmeal (ground maize) and then fry (sauté) it in a little leftover bacon grease. adding onions and or/bacon, as per the first linked recipe, would probably improve it further.

however, I agree with previous posters that it is absolutely disgusting and I spent my childhood trying to avoid it, especially plain boiled - so slimy.

Figmentofimagination Thu 30-May-19 13:11:14

Try gumbo. Okra is used in gumbo recipes.

NannyR Thu 30-May-19 19:38:19

Thanks for the suggestions. In the end I just chopped it up and roasted it like this and had it as an accompanying veg - I didn't want to go to the bother of making a full recipe if I didn't like it.
It's quite nice actully, not at all slimy, not massively flavoursome so I think next time I will try a curry.

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Sofasurfingsally Sat 01-Jun-19 23:10:25

Definitely curry.

It is the only vegetable I'm not keen on. Definitely disguise!

cornflakegirl Sat 01-Jun-19 23:13:05

My Punjabi friend told me it's important to cook it with something acidic to stop it going slimy. We add it to tomato-based curry.

LiliesAndChocolate Sat 01-Jun-19 23:14:00

I love okra, don't bin.
Okras are like tofu, you need to know how to prepare and dress them.

Wash them. Add 1 cm of water to a pan, a generous dash of extravirgin olive oil on top, medium high heat, add 1 or 2 garlic cloves, the okras and another generous dash of soy sauce. Let them absorb sauce and sauce evaporates, add another but of soy sauce and enjoy.

GoFiguire Sat 01-Jun-19 23:14:39


Myfoolishboatisleaning Tue 18-Jun-19 04:25:10

I have never had okra go slimy on me. It is a very versatile vegetable. I do a dishoom copycat thing and roast them with chaat masala.

QueenBeee Tue 18-Jun-19 05:03:27

It is used to thicken gumbo. I like it.

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