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Growing and recipe for okra

Discussion in 'Home & Garden' started by Geri K, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Geri K

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    Does anyone grow okra? We do, but I don't care to eat it. In fact, I do not even like to cook it. Its something about the stickiness of it that I cant stand. My boyfriend loves it so I make it for him. I cut it up and bread it and pan fry it in oil or just put it whole on the grill. Does anybody have a different okra recipe I can try?
     
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    We grow it every year. We are not sure we are going to have much of a crop this year as we are having trouble with the birds, rabbits, and squirrels getting the okra plants. :cool:

    We usually coat it with some cornmeal and spices to fry. I also like to add it to gumbo soup. I don't have a specific recipe for the soup, but I can find one if you like. Okra can also be sliced and frozen for later use in soups. It is much better than the store bought okra in the package.
     
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    I'm with you Geri, I can't stand okra. The slimy stuff is such a turn off. Plus my mother would cook it when I was young and I guess that's what started my aversion.
     
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    I love to bread and fry okra. It's one of my favorite side dishes. Unfortunately, no other recipes for it.
     
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    Christine, I am so glad to hear there is someone else who cant stand okra. Everybody I have ever asked about it loves it. LOL I always thought it was just a southern thing but that proves to not be true. Supposedly if you freeze the okra first and then add it to a dish right away you wont get the slime but I'll pass anyway.
     
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    I'm with you Geri. I don't care what you do to okra, I'm just not eating it. I also assumed it was a southern food.
     
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    To reduce the stickiness of okra boil it with a teaspoon of lemon juice. I tried this and it seemed to work because you did not feel that stickiness as much when eating it...so I was told. I still am not going to eat any !!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Normally, I'm not so closed minded but I'm with you Geri k. :confused:
     

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