The okra is coming in strong now that the temperatures have again climbed in the 90's. We are picking it everyday and I am freezing it almost daily. I did want to show everyone the way that Baby O loves her okra. Most people know of fried okra that is breaded but this is more roasted than fried although I do use a skillet. Just wash and allow your okra pods to thoroughly dry. Then slice your okra. If the knife is dry and the okra is dry there should be NO SLIME!
Basically I just heat up a skillet and place about a tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom then set your fire on about medium low. Then throw that sliced okra in there and spread it out.
Let it cook stirring every so often to turn those slices. You are wanting to slowly cook the vegetable and toast the outside of the pod. Almost like toasting nuts in a skillet. This caramelizes the sugars and once your okra is soft and done then your okra is done. Baby O likes her toasted somewhat dark but you get the idea. Then I take it out and drain on a paper bag or absorbent paper towel and then salt with a sprinkle of sea salt. Keep the olive oil light and you have a healthy low fat way to eat okra. This gives okra a great flavor and NO SLIME : )
This works best with fresh okra so eat your fill while it is summer although I have done it with frozen but I think fresh is the best !
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