Steamed or Boiled Okra

2002-06-13
  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Servings : 4 servings
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m
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My Dad was a sharecropper, so when we were kids, okra was one vegetable that was always plentiful. Being a Cajun, we often used it to make what we called an okra gumbo.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb okra
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Vinegar to taste (or 1/4 cup for boiled okra)

Directions

Step 1

To steam okra: In a double boiler, heat water to boiling. Place the whole okra in the top of the double boiler. Cover and let steam for 10 minutes. Remove and serve. Sprinkle vinegar on the okra along with salt and black pepper to taste.

Steaming okra prevents the slime that some people have an aversion to.

Step 2

To boil okra: In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil and pour 1/4 cup vinegar in the water. Add the okra and boil for 8 to 10 minutes until okra is tender. Drain water. Add salt and black pepper to taste.



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Abbeville, Louisiana Louisiana
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