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Old 04-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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Question Can I Put Frozen Cut, Unbreaded Okra In The Broiler/Toaster Oven?

Hubby doesn't like it cooked on the stove. He doesn't like the sliminess
I also didn't want to put any coating on it...would that work okay?
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
 
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I would just put okra straight in the trash.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
 
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I think the problem is the frozen cut okra part. That has to be mushy and slimy. Fresh okra has a certain slime factor, but cutting releases slime, as does the okra being wet when cut.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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I had originally gotten it to use w/ gumbo in one of my CP recipes. I was just trying to think of another way to use it
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
 
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I sautee cut fresh okra on high heat, adding a little chicken broth along the way to keep from burning or sticking.

No sliminess whatsoever. We hate the slime, too, but love okra. I don't know why it works, it just does--I think the heat literally vaporizes away the slime. It's my own technique. Don't know if anyone else uses it or likes it but it works for my slime-hating, okra-loving family.

I think your frozen okra will be slimy cooked that way, Wile.
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HC, girl, you're killing me!
It actually came out great! No slime
Thanks for everyone's tips
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
 
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I used to take frozen okra, rinse it in a colander, then roll it in breadcrumbs. I'd pan fry it and serve it with a spicy mayo. My ex husband loved that.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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I have a bunch left, so I'll def try some of y'all's ideas
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:34 PM   #9
 
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I don't find okra slimy.

I prefer fresh but it isn't always available so I use frozen - I lightly fry mine in olive or coconut oil. Sometimes after that, depending on the dish, it gets boiled or baked. It's one of the yummiest things ever!
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #10
 
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I don't find okra slimy.

I prefer fresh but it isn't always available so I use frozen - I lightly fry mine in olive or coconut oil. Sometimes after that, depending on the dish, it gets boiled or baked. It's one of the yummiest things ever!
I get what people mean, but I don't think it's slimy either. As in, it's not a deterrent or even a defining characteristic once cooked. I love whole boiled okra with a squeeze of lemon, and that's one of the "slimier" preparations.
The most common way to eat okra in the DR is sliced and sautéed and quickly stewed with tomato, onions, garlic and peppers. Some lemon in there is used to basically cut the slime factor. It's funny that it's very similar to a recipe a farm at the market provides when the summer hits and they have both green and purple okra for sale. The recipe is a stir-fry, and the ingredients are very similar, just the method is different and I can tell the finished dish would have a different flavor.
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I'm a new okra convert. And I've only tried the frozen kind. I can only imagine the fresh is much better.

I just found this recipe for roasted okra and thought it looked pretty good. Very simple:

Roasted Okra Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #12
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Well, I did put some Tony Chachere's on it. Hubby loves that stuff. I had no complaints
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I don't find okra slimy.

I prefer fresh but it isn't always available so I use frozen - I lightly fry mine in olive or coconut oil. Sometimes after that, depending on the dish, it gets boiled or baked. It's one of the yummiest things ever!
I get what people mean, but I don't think it's slimy either. As in, it's not a deterrent or even a defining characteristic once cooked. I love whole boiled okra with a squeeze of lemon, and that's one of the "slimier" preparations.
The most common way to eat okra in the DR is sliced and sautéed and quickly stewed with tomato, onions, garlic and peppers. Some lemon in there is used to basically cut the slime factor. It's funny that it's very similar to a recipe a farm at the market provides when the summer hits and they have both green and purple okra for sale. The recipe is a stir-fry, and the ingredients are very similar, just the method is different and I can tell the finished dish would have a different flavor.
We have that dish too! And sometimes all of that in fried rice (mmmmm.)
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HC, girl, you're killing me!
It actually came out great! No slime
Thanks for everyone's tips
Glad it worked out for you!

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I'm a new okra convert. And I've only tried the frozen kind. I can only imagine the fresh is much better.

I just found this recipe for roasted okra and thought it looked pretty good. Very simple:

Roasted Okra Recipe - Allrecipes.com
I can't wait to try this. We make lots of roasted veggies; I never considered okra because I was afraid of the slime. Interesting to note that in the comments section, someone posted this, which backs up what Saria was saying about lemon:
I am originally from the Dominican Republic and just to give out a tiny little secret to getting rid of most of the sliminess of okras... If you place them in just enough cold water to cover and squeeze an entire lime into the water and lime juice and just let it sit for about 10-15 minutes, then drain and season to please, I promise it will lose most of the slimy texture you get when stewing, etc... Hope this helps :-)
I'm going to have to try to remember to try this and report back.
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