This blog is a tribute to my late grandmother, Louise, who was a wonderful hostess, loving wife, mother of 8, grandmother to many and cook/entertainer extraordinaire.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
My sister in law once told me that okra was her kid's favorite veggie. Now I understand why! I think I've only had it fried or in gumbo (which are both great, don't get me wrong), but she said she just served it sauteed in olive oil with salt and pepper. We've been growing it in the garden and finally had enough for a side dish and oh boy, was it good. All of the recipes I can remember always called for smothering it and long cook times to get rid of the "ropiness". There actually wasn't any "ropiness". It was crisp and fresh - pure and simple goodness.
1 cup of sliced okra
1 Tbsp olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste
Add the oil to a saute pan and season with s&p. Sautee over medium heat for above 5-7 minutes.