Okra is a green vegetable that loves to grow in the hot sun of Texas. Much has been written about the phobia of eating this unusual vegetable.
For one thing, when you cut into it, you may experience the sticky feel of the vegetable on your paring knife. Also when cooking it, in a saucepan, a slime effect occurs. (yes, I did say slime). It makes for a great thickening agent for soups.
|Crust removed on one piece to show how it looks when cut in slices.
I also love it stewed with onions, diced fresh tomatoes, and a pinch of chili powder. This is one dish you either love or hate. I don't believe there is any room for middle ground.
Sometimes I make pickles out of whole okra. It is
a great addition served along with an outdoor picnic meal.
If you live in a warm climate, it is the perfect vegetable to grow in your garden. You can count on the okra plant to survive with small amounts of water. The key to success, is to cut the okra each day...it grows so quickly, you can almost see it growing.
Has this post made you want to rush out and buy some okra, or, maybe, add it to your list of seeds for next year's garden......
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