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Help me turn my boyfriend into an okra lover

He straight up Hates it...do any of you have a recipe that'll turn a naysayer into a champion?

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    1. re: misseatalot

      Gumbo is my favorite okra recipe, and good for those who are turned off by okra's texture. It puts the slime to good use by using it as a thickening agent.

    2. what does he hate about it?

      the indian preparations with lots of onions, tumeric, cumin etc are a lot less 'mucus-y' than the stewed versions.

      1. Breaded and fried, then dipped in a mayo-based dip. Boys will eat anything prepared like that. :)

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        1. re: JGrey

          Ditto-it takes away the oozing stickyness- Gross anyway. Good luck!

        2. I'd have to go along with the fried suggestion and gumbo but no one has mentioned as a spicy pickle. Great stuff!

          1. I'm not a big fan of okra, but I liked it in this Sausage Gumbo pot pie recipe from Southern Living. (The recipe isn't the best thing ever, though it's good, but the okra is actually a high point.
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