ideas for okra
- jaydee Feb 16, 2005 01:26 PM
i love okra, but when i prepare it, it's usually a quick sautee and results in the slimy consistency that can make okra less appealing. any ideas on other ways to prepare it? i'm hip to deep frying it, but am looking to other methods. thanks.
We roast it in the oven with other vegetables. Bush it lightly with oil and salt if you want. Set oven at 350 to 400 degrees and check after 10 to 15 minutes. We've only used fresh okra from the Union Square farmers' market. I believe that it wont be available again till next summer.
A very traditional southern way is to cut it up and mix in cornmeal and pan fry it that way - the corn meal absorbs the slimyness and the result is downright crispy. Also make sure that you wipe each pod to remove the hairs rather than wash them. Could just be one of those mushroom myth things, but washing without thorough drying keeps it from being nice and crisp.