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Okra
« on: July 23, 2018, 09:16:48 PM »
Yup, Okra.  


 
I will eat it boiled and it does very well in Gumbo, but rolled in cornmeal and Fried is the Southern Way.   food6
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 09:33:24 PM »
Yup,it's green.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 04:22:00 AM »
Who ever invented work didn't know how to fish.... Here fishy fishy....

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Re: Okra
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 07:17:28 AM »
Pickled okra's really good. I was gonna make it one year, but my plants weren't easily accessible, so they got too big and tough before I got to them.

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Re: Okra
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2018, 09:02:41 AM »
   Yep, had it for dinner at Cracker Barrel last night on the way home.
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Re: Okra
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2018, 08:25:54 PM »
A favorite of mine, too.  I like it in vegggy soup, but fried is best to me.  Very simple to do too.  Take the fresh okra and cut in into those little slices.  Put the breading in a gallon ziplock bag, and put the okra in.  Shake vigorously.  Take out the breaded okra and put dinner sized portions in freezer bags.  Put in freezer.  When it comes time to cook it, simply take it out of the freezer and into the skillet with a bit of oil to fry. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2018, 10:20:37 PM »
First time I have seen it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2018, 05:36:19 AM »
Another way to cook it is sprinkle a little olive oil on them and salt them. Put on grill and cook till you get grill marks, turn over do the same and eat like potato chips. 
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Re: Okra
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2018, 07:40:43 AM »
Sawguy,

It is really good.
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Re: Okra
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 07:54:12 AM »
Yes xlogger, that is a most excellent way to cook and enjoy Okra.  
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Re: Okra
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2018, 08:39:40 AM »
   It is mandatory when you have a batch of fresh field peas and butterbeans. A corner of cornbread will make it a complete meal. I think in the UK they call it ladyfingers.

  Of course ever since my wife found I prefer the corner piece of cornbread she has made it in a round pan just for spite. Now that's a mean woman! :D :D
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Re: Okra
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2018, 08:54:13 AM »
@WV Sawmiller Baking Cornbread in a round Iron Skillet is not a bad thing and it does not have to be sliced like a pie or RRQS.  

Make one cut from bark to bark through the pith.  Rotate 90 and saw through, top to bottom making 8/4 one live edge slabs.  The results are 4 very nice live edged corner pieces that can go to either the burn pile or your plate.   ;D
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Re: Okra
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2018, 09:00:14 AM »
I like the cast iron corn stick pans. Pretty much the whole thing is crispy and delicious  :^)

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Re: Okra
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 04:13:06 PM »
Pickled or deep fried okra is definitely a must have. Goes great as a side dish as well.

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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2018, 09:41:19 PM »
Still green.
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Re: Okra
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2018, 06:04:18 AM »
I'll have to say fried is not bad at all .It's just a veggie you don't see often this side of the Mason -Dixon line .

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Re: Okra
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2018, 07:08:11 AM »
One best parts of summer is fresh fried okra. Dont care for it boiled, to slimey. Had a co-worked who used to say he ate so much boiled okra as a child, his socks would'nt stay up.  :D
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Re: Okra
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2018, 09:04:48 AM »
I don't eat it fried anymore but I do like it cooked with tomatoes and onion, seasoned with a little Italian seasoning.
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Re: Okra
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2018, 08:16:34 PM »
If you steam it in a steamer basket, it will not be slimy. 
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Re: Okra
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2018, 11:53:22 AM »
With due respect I think okra is about like grits .If you are raised up on either most times you will like them,if not you may or may not .My first experience of okra was in the navy and I didn't care for it .I did however love the Cajun style food prepared by the head commissary man how hailed from Louisiana .
I'm a midwesterner  who grew up on meat and taters .

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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2018, 01:23:26 PM »
   This just proves once again Southerners will inherit the earth because we are more flexible. Yes we eat okra, ham and grits and boiled peanuts, catfish, etc but guess what? We like taters and beef and maple syrup too. 

   Actually to be more specific, Cajuns will probably be the last group on Earth because the will eat garfish, turtle, nutria rats, armadillo, and just about any reasonably fresh road kill. :D
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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2018, 03:55:20 PM »
Stewed okra, tomato and onion, um, um, um
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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2018, 06:13:16 PM »
Okra?
Ugh.
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Re: Okra
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2018, 08:40:24 PM »
I guess Glaciation takes a toll on the senses :D
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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2018, 09:22:48 PM »
I grew up eating green stuff,did not like it than,don't like it now.
Nothing a matter with garfish, turtle, nutria rats, armadillo, and just about any reasonably fresh road kill. It's meat. ;D   At least it's not green.
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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2018, 08:08:19 AM »
My mother would boil anything that was green.Swiss chard,beet tops,mustard greens,poke,spinach .Dad would raid the yard in early spring like he was Eulle Gibbons for dandelion greens .I hated all of it .
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2018, 09:04:07 AM »
Boiled. :o  Slime. I did not have to eat that stuff.  I guess that is why I am so fussy about peppers,yes,I will eat the green ones, ;D and onions. I do not like them cooked. I want them things to crunch when I eat them.
But when in the mood,I like tomatoes and even lettuce on a burger. I will even eat a salad,once in awhile. But better have lots of cheese handy and I like thousand Island on it. Eggs will help it all go down too,can't forget the bread that is stale on it too. Bacon too. There,bread,meat and cheese. ;D I have even put spinach on a salad,but cook it,and I won't touch it.
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« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2018, 06:30:55 AM »
I'm a transplanted Yankee, but I love okra. Our favorite is cooked with Rotel (canned tomatoes with diced chilis for a little heat). The secret is the tomatoes- for some reason, they dissipate the slime. We've also been grilling okra whole, and they're very good, too. We're growing 'Jing Orange' okra, which are deep red, not orange. Very prolific; one of the few things that seem to like lousy soil and hot weather. A SC farmer's dream come true!
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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2018, 11:01:32 AM »
Margaret Holmes canned okra/tomatoes(also available with added corn) is really good. My daughter loves it. Dump it in a bowl, and nuke for a couple minutes. Couldn't be easier.

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« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2018, 08:32:41 PM »
Okra about anyway it's fixed is a staple in our house.  My 25 yo daughter was eating tiny ones right out of the garden yesterday.  Grilled, stewed, stuffed, pickled and especially fried in a cast iron frying pan.  My wife has canned and frozen several batches with the latest this very afternoon.  She adds a clove or two of garlic and a chilli pepper.  It is best after being canned a few weeks or more.



 
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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2018, 10:13:46 AM »
Hey MM. We do ours fried. We call it Redneck popcorn.
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Re: Okra
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2018, 01:35:26 PM »
Never heard it referenced that way but it makes perfect sense.  thumbs-up
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« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2018, 12:16:14 PM »
I had okra last night for dinner. Diced up several peppers, both sweet and hot, red onion, garlic, ripe tomatoes, celery, and okra. Sauteed the aromatics, then added the tomatoes, okra and a little water. Seasoned with this and that and a cube of beef bullion. Added crab meat and crawfish tails. I must have liked it. I ate 4 bowls.
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Re: Okra
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2018, 08:22:18 PM »
That sounds delicious, Sir. 
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« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2018, 09:04:09 PM »
@xlogger 
How do you cut the Okra, or do you, to grill and eat like potato chips?

I enjoy fried Okra, I dont recall having it pickled.  Yep good in soup and with tomatoes!

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« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2018, 06:30:23 AM »
mostly grill it on grill. we had so much this year I finally got tired of it and quit cutting it. same thing with asparagus earlier in the season. 
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