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Posted: 12/29/2002 11:20:50 PM EDT
Man, that stuff is good
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 11:24:47 PM EDT
never had it pickled... had it fried and that is good.... brother hates it though...says it has a texture of "snot".

Question is: How does he know the texture of eating snot?
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 11:24:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 11:26:17 PM EDT
Okra is high in gluten content, so when it is heated in any fashion, it generates "snot". Okra is best left for the gumbo pot.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 11:26:44 PM EDT
I have only eaten okra battered and deep fried.
MMMMMMM! Goes great with shrimp too!
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 11:49:55 PM EDT
Pickled Okra?? as in Okra Winfrey? She is drunk?
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 11:51:22 PM EDT
Pickled, fried, boiled, or even raw, I loves my okra!![:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 12:39:20 AM EDT
Pickled, boiled, fried - it rocks!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:00:31 AM EDT
We must have five different brands of pickeled okra at Casa Arock.  And fried okra is "Texas popcorn".  We grow okra in our family garden every year to have it fresh for boiling and cooking.  Gumbo, jambalaya or okra and tomato stew.  Yeah that's some good stuff.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:48:05 AM EDT
Once when I had plenty of time on my hands, I looked into the making of marshmallows, and learned that mallow family also includes okra.  That made sense.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:50:06 AM EDT
A few pickled baby okra, abut the size of your little finger, are great in a salad.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:59:38 AM EDT
Ooooh, I [b][u]love[/u][/b] fried okra -- snot and all!!  Gumbo is OK too, but I just can't bring myself to try it pickled.  I've got a jar sitting in the pantry that the in-laws gave me, but the neurons just aren't going to fire in the sequence needed to break the seal.  I'll just let my boy have it -- he loves pickled okra.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 8:09:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 8:42:47 AM EDT
What he said. Okra is one of the best things ever. I actually know a lady that had never had okra before...and she was in her 40s at the time. What a sad existence. Of course she tried it and LOVED it.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 8:54:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By prk:
Man, that stuff is good
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I agree! It's the only way I can eat Okra.
Gotta be the spicy "Texas" kind tho.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 9:10:16 AM EDT
Just a waste of good vinegar if you ask me...Okra is the ONE thing I can not bring myself to like....UNLESS you disguise it in some gumbo!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 9:13:12 AM EDT
I thought you said pickled [b]ORCA[/b]!  That doesn't sound so good to me.[:)]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 9:25:14 AM EDT
IBTL   [:D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 9:26:30 AM EDT
I've never had any Okra...

But I'm equally certain that those who have have never had a Pastrami sandwich w/a side of kishka and a side of kasha varnishkas.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 1:26:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:02:16 PM EDT
Fried okra,fried taters and pinto's,don't get no better then that!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:21:49 PM EDT
Pickled okra is best with a few pickled jalapenos in the mix.  

Do you know Sam's club here sells it in 80 oz jars?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:27:10 PM EDT
Okra, of any kind, is one of the basic food groups of the Gods.

It is also one of those Southern things that most yankees don't understand.

I love it!!  
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:29:01 PM EDT
I tried it in it's snotty glue form...gross
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:29:48 PM EDT
Pickled okra is great. And for those who haven't tried it, it is NOT snotty this way.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:32:24 PM EDT
Fried Okra is one of the best "Side-Veggies" you can have, in my opinion. Fried! FRIIIEEEED!!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 6:04:30 PM EDT
I just had fried squash and onions as a side dish tonight, courtesy of my wife! That along with the grilled pork chops, pintos and new potatoes made for a meal fit for a king!

Okra rocks in any form!

Oh yeah, I hate beets in any form! Nasty!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 8:43:12 PM EDT
sounds almost as good as pickled asparagus.

We Michigan folk don't see to much of that okra stuff. [V]
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 8:53:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 10:51:08 PM EDT
Summer garden.......Okra,Tomatoes,Onions,Cukes and Purple Hull Peas...what else would one want to grow or eat??[:D]
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 2:39:48 PM EDT
Note to self:  Pick up another 2 jars
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 2:59:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By perry:
Fried okra,fried taters and pinto's,don't get no better then that!
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Haven’t had that since my grandma died.[:(] She was from Oklahoma too. Its hard to find a restaurant here that serves okra in any form. Damn it!!
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:10:42 AM EDT
Hey...I never realized...yet another benefit of living here. Almost any restraunt you go in serves okra here.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:32:52 AM EDT
OK, I'll be the first to admit that I had to do a Google search on okra.  

Lutefisk appears to be the Northern equivalent.

Now, is okra more like a chitlin, or a grit?  

I'm not sure where collard greens fit in here....[>:/]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 12:43:23 PM EDT
Hmm...how to describe okra...

Well...it looks sorta like a furry pepper and it tastes like yum!
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