Tag: okra

Red Bean Gumbo Recipe

I will admit, OUT LOUD, in front of everybody, that I don’t like typical gumbo recipes.  I’ve eaten only two bowls in my life that weren’t drowning in a layer of oil. Thankfully, this delightful red bean gumbo recipe I have before you is nothing like the meaty gumbo versions.  This vegetarian gumbo doesn’t need […]

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How To Freeze A Lot Of Okra

HERE’S HOW TO FREEZE OKRA WITH THE BEST FINISHED PRODUCT Wash whole okra pods and thoroughly dry them on a large tea towel.  Cut and discard the stem end, then proceed to cut pods into 3/4-inch round cuts.  Transfer to a large bowl. For freezing okra cuts that are to be used for soups and […]

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Okra Salad Recipe

Okra salad has been around forever.  Of course, I just learned of it a few weeks ago.  First, after talking with one of my favorite local farmers.  Then a couple of days later, my good neighbor started telling me about her craving for okra salad.  They both described it the same way. “Cut up a […]

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Crispy Fried Okra Recipe

Whenever it’s fresh okra season, the first family favorite recipe I cook is crispy fried okra.  Truly fresh picked okra is tender, tender.  And when quickly fried, okra will crunch and dissolve in your mouth like popcorn. The trick to cooking good, crunchy, fried (not greasy) okra is having enough cooking oil in the pot […]

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Fresh Okra and Tomatoes

Okra is in season around these parts of Texas.  The most common okra recipes involve frying it up.  And while I love the salty crunch of good fried okra, it’s not my favorite favorite.  Okra cooked with stewed tomatoes and onions is what I crave this time of year.  My Memaw called it ‘Okra Gumbo’.  […]

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