Passing along a couple okra recipes

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Subversive_plot

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Passing along a couple okra recipes
« on: October 02, 2021, 05:49 »
As requested by snowdrops elsewhere in the forums, I am sharing a couple recipes that my family likes, using okra, a common vegetable in USA gardens.  I think some UK gardeners have also raised okra as well.

Okra picking and preparation tips. After flowering, the pointed okra pods grow relatively quickly. Okra is at it's best when picked at roughly index finger length (pod about 4 inches long), though it may still be useable if a little longer (over 6 inches, it is may be tough and woody). Okra for pickles definitely should be 4 inches or less. Clip the stem of each pod below the base of the pod. If you need to keep okra for days after picking, place in a paper bag and keep refrigerated. If you need to keep longer, there are plenty of instructions for blanching and freezing okra on the internet.

Except for pickling recipes, most okra is prepared by washing, slicing off the base of the pod where it joins the stem, and the pointy tip. Then cut across the pod making half inch long pieces.

Our family favorite okra recipe is a casserole:
https://www.cooks.com/recipe/qn48d4lg/okra-and-onion-casserole.html

Stewed okra and tomatoes are also great, especially served along side jambalaya or dirty rice:
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/stewed-okra-and-tomatoes-recipe-1940585
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« Last Edit: October 02, 2021, 05:53 by Subversive_plot »
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Re: Passing along a couple okra recipes
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2021, 19:21 »
Thank you Sub , Iíll look into trying to grow some next year.😊
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Re: Passing along a couple okra recipes
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 12:58 »
Iíve just added a packet of seeds to my seed order, will try them I. The poly tunnel I think. :)



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