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Ribbit
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That's because okra is:
1. very,
2. very
yummy.


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Quoted from Ribbit
That's because okra is:
1. very,
2. very
yummy.


Ditto...

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mmhh, sauteed with garlic and cooked with fresh tomatoes.    


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Maybe in Jerusalem.     Here we slice it thin, toss it with cornmeal (millet or rice flour in our family), and fry it in olive oil.


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Yael,
I love it done that way too -
It's also the way of
Southern and Eastern Europe, Turkey,  North Africa,  India and of course, the Middle East. And now Australia eh


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No one has mentioned raw. Freshly picked young, tender pods are a slightly crunchy treat!
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Ribbit
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True, true.  You can also pickle them, though one must truly love okra to eat them that way.

If I could only eat tomatoes I would try Yael's way in a heartbeat.  Sounds delicious.


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Quoted from Ribbit
True, true.  You can also pickle them, though one must truly love okra to eat them that way.

If I could only eat tomatoes I would try Yael's way in a heartbeat.  Sounds delicious.


Ribbit, I've had okra cooked in the tomato style mentioned above without the tomato. I think it was in Greece. They used strips of red peppers (sweet pimentos not bell peppers), onion and garlic sauteed in olive oil. Add the okra, salt and a small amount of water to stop the ingredients sticking and stew until tender. It actually tasted as nice as the tomato version.
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Maybe in Jerusalem.

In the Middle East!    
A very common and loved dish in season.



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Ribbit
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But Eh, peppers are out for me too.  Boo-hoo-hoo-HOO.   Maybe I could do just onion and garlic and .... spinach?  Swiss chard?


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Rejoice Ribbit, Pimento is neutral!
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Weep, Ribbit, you were cursed with a nightshade allergy.  


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Though I must say I had paprika a couple of times recently with no reaction.  Maybe dehydrating the peppers and grinding them up  destroys whatever the problem is for me.  Or maybe I'm dose-sensitive.


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Or maybe, just maybe, the BTD is weaving its magic....eh


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Okay, now we're in the cooking board.

Onwards with the discussion!
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I have never eaten okra.  I know they are good for me but I have no idea what to do with them.

Thanks for the ideas
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Tillarna,
They are great in curries too!
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I also like them fried for a minute or two in olive oil. Delicious..



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Fried plain? Do you start raw or frozen?


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Hi Ribbit,

I fry okras plain and raw. The original recipe is to coat with compliant flour but I don't do that, because the flour is "browned". Whereas with plain okra you don't have to wait until it is "browned". Depending on your taste, you can fry them up to 4-5 minutes before browning.



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