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What to do with pickled okra?

AndreaLynn Jul 30, 2007 08:18 PM

I grew up with fried okra and am no newcomer to the veg. But I've had very little pickled okra. I just bought a jar.. do you eat it straight up or put it in salad? What else can you do with it?
Thank you!

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    karidly RE: AndreaLynn Jul 31, 2007 06:38 AM

    Straight up....it's a really unique addition to a relish tray. In the summer, I get a bushel of fresh okra and make my own, thinking I'll include it in gift baskets at Christmas. But unless you hide it, there's never any left after September.

    1. Sophia. RE: AndreaLynn Jul 31, 2007 09:24 AM

      Bloody Mary!

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        Dax RE: Sophia. Jul 31, 2007 09:32 AM

        My thoughts exactly. Pickled okra and spicy string beans are so much better than the tired old celery in bloodies.

        I also eat pickled okra straight from the jar.

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        normalheightsfoodie RE: AndreaLynn Jul 31, 2007 09:34 AM

        It is great in a bloody mary, try it in a martini instead of an olive.

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          AndreaLynn RE: normalheightsfoodie Jul 31, 2007 11:31 AM

          Ohh.. bloody marys and martinis are great ideas. Thank you! (I'll also try it on it's own..)

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          Hungry Celeste RE: AndreaLynn Jul 31, 2007 11:33 AM

          You can chop or slice it to use in tuna or chicken salad. It is also a nice addition to a marinated veggie salad, as well as a good pickley counterpoint when tucked inside a grilled cheese.

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