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How to Make No-Slime Okra

How to Make No-Slime Okra

I don’t like slimy food, but I still grew okra for the first time last summer.

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Okra is one of the crops that grows well in Florida summers, so I decided to grow some anyway. My theory was this: any vegetable tastes good sauteed in olive oil with a bit of garlic, right?

I couldn’t believe how good it was! This way of preparing okra is so simple that I almost don’t even consider it a recipe.

To make 2 side servings of healthy, yummy okra you will need: 16 okra pods sliced 1/2 inch thick, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 clove minced garlic.


Saute the garlic in the olive oil over medium-high heat just until the garlic starts to look translucent. This will take just a few seconds-have the okra ready! Be sure the pan is really hot, then add the okra.

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The heat will sear the slime right up and begin to cook the okra. Turn the slices so that both sides are lightly browned.

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I love how that the okra slices look like little flowers. So pretty!

Sprinkle with kosher salt and enjoy!

This recipe may win over even the staunchest okra hater. I had to plant more row of okra last month- we are eating it so quickly! Once I get more coming in, I plan to try whole pods roasted in the oven. I also want to try some Cajun seasoning on it for a bit of spice.

If you think you hate okra, why don’t you give it another chance? You may just find another vegetable to love.

Okra is a crop that you can plant in North Florida’s hot July. For a list of more things to do in the garden, check out my July To-Do List.

Hmm…what would be good with this? Maybe some Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Chicken Drumsticks with Cheddar? Yummy post coming soon!