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08/06/2018

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jackie

Oh wow girls thank you for all of this helpful information......I will try it and see how it turns out! And thanks again Geer's for this wonderful produce you have grown.

Trina Geer

This okra was growing in our garden yesterday! Thank you for the extremely kind words on the vegetables and the salsa! For the okra - I used to spend a lot of time breading and then frying. One day several years ago I decided to just fry it. After washing and drying I cut the tops and tips off and slice each pod into 1/4 inch slices. I use about 3 tbs of canola or peanut oil in my cast iron skillet and get the oil very hot. I put the okra in, stir it well and then put seasoning with some kind of salt to help draw out moisture. I use Cajun seasoning. You can always add oil but it's hard to take out. If the okra sticks add a small amount and stir. I turn it every few minutes until it's dark and crispy. It has such an amazing flavor that you don't get when it's coated.

Another way to cook it is to grill the okra whole. Wash and dry and put into a plastic bag. Pour a small amount of oil in and shake on seasoning (again, we use Cajun). Rub it around in the plastic bag to coat. Then grill on medium heat and turn every few minutes. This is great right off the grill but it doesn't reheat very well.

Enjoy!

Fran McClintock

We like it fried, but I hate the mess of frying, so I sauté the sliced okra with a sliced onion in a little oil and then add a can of diced tomatoes. I let that simmer til the okra is done and season it with salt, pepper and sugar or sweetener to taste - we like it pretty sweet.

AliceM in OKC

My family loves fried okra and it is easy to fix. Rinse, de-grass it and trim the stem end a bit. put whole okra pieces in a bowl. In a small bowl or mug, break an egg and stir it until the white and yolk are mixed. Pour this egg over your okra and stir gently to coat. Sprinkle with corm meal, salt and pepper. Fry in hot oil (about 1/2 inch) deep in a skillet until golden. You may want to turn over the okra so that both sides cook evenly. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and put in a a paper towel to drain extra oil. I also love to mix in some jalapeno slices and/or onion pieces with the okra and bread it and fry. Eat this a a side dish. Use it as an appetizer served with Green Goddess dressing. Use it garnish a green salad.

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