Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I like okra.  I like breaded-n-fried okra.  I like oven-roasted okra.  I like gumbo with okra.

And I really like growing okra in my garden.  I got off to a bad start when I let my okra seeds get moldy (long story).  I planted them anyway; half never sprouted, but the other half have been growing happily ever since, despite the fact that I totally ignore them.  It's 100 degrees outside and we haven't had much rain and our soil is like a brick, but the okra plants just soak up the sun and shake off the bugs and grow like weeds.

I love that I can run out to my little garden and come back with these

and I slice them with some onion and saute them with a little olive oil and end up with this


I wish I'd planted twice as much.  Or three times as much.  Maybe next year.


  1. what does okra taste like or resemble in taste?

    yeah, 2 yrs in Texas and I never tried them!

  2. Hmm, Evelyn, it's hard to describe okra because it's not really like anything else! I would say it's sort of similar to zucchini or summer squash, only different. :) The seeds in the middle can be kind of slimy, especially if you eat it boiled rather than roasted or sauteed. But I ordered the Eagle Pass variety which was advertised as being less slimy, and it is indeed less slimy. :)


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