5 Easy Ways to Prevent Slimy Okra



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Okra is THE Southern vegetable. Unfortunately, it gets a bad rap for its slimy texture. Our contributing editor, Virigina Willis, wrote a book all about Okra. Here are 5 of her favorite slime busting tips:

Choose small, fresh pods. The smaller the pod, the less slime you’ll get.

Cook okra at a high heat. Roasting at high temperatures, searing in a hot cast iron pan, deep fat frying, or grilling are some of our favorite okra cooking methods

Wash and dry oka very thoroughly. Very thoroughly. If you cook wet okra, it’ll start to steam, which can cause sliming.

Cook okra in small batches. Overcrowding a pan will bring the heat down and start steaming and sliming the okra.

Add an acid while you’re cooking okra. A chopped up tomato, a splash of lemon juice, vinegar or wine will add flavor, and cut down on the slime.

For more okra tips and some of our favorite okra recipes, visit Southern Living.com.

Find more tips and recipes at Southern Living.

Okra is THE Southern vegetable. Unfortunately, it gets a bad rap for its slimy texture. Our contributing editor, Virigina Willis, wrote a book all about Okra. Here are 5 of her favorite slime busting tips:

Choose small, fresh pods. The smaller the pod, the less slime you’ll get.

Cook okra at a high heat. Roasting at high temperatures, searing in a hot cast iron pan, deep fat frying, or grilling are some of our favorite okra cooking methods

Wash and dry oka very thoroughly. Very thoroughly. If you cook wet okra, it’ll start to steam, which can cause sliming.

Cook okra in small batches. Overcrowding a pan will bring the heat down and start steaming and sliming the okra.

Add an acid while you’re cooking okra. A chopped up tomato, a splash of lemon juice, vinegar or wine will add flavor, and cut down on the slime.

For more okra tips and some of our favorite okra recipes, visit Southern Living.com.

Find more tips and recipes at Southern Living.

Find more tips and recipes in Southern Living.

Fresh okra – small pods please
Cast iron pan
White wine
Mesh strainer and paper towels

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