Okra the Under-Rated Veggie that needs to be In Your Plate Now (Plus, Farmers’ Market Okra Cake Recipe)

 

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Add squash and okra and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender (about 7 to 9 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes. Transfer to a large bowl, and then toss with corn, cheese, basil, and 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour. The veggie is chock-full of vitamins and minerals like vitamin B, vitamin C, calcium and potassium, making things like this delicious Roasted Fresh Okra Recipe a fantastic addition to any meal.

Typically, May through September is the best time to pick up fresh okra, so keep your eyes peeled next time you’re at your local farmers market or. (Plus, Mexican Shepherd’s Pie Recipe!) by Jennifer Pantin September 15, 2014. Sample rating item Okra: the Under-Rated Veggie that Should Be On Your Plate Now! (Plus, Farmers’ Market Okra Pie Recipe) by Jennifer Pantin September 1, 2014. Yield: About 4 to 6 servings Ingredients. 2 slices bacon; 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, divided; 1-1/2 cups chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion; 3 medium summer squash, sliced about 1/4″ thick (about 4 cups); 1-1/2 cups sliced okra, fresh or frozen, thawed; 1 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste; 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper; 1/4 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasonin.

Explore Healthymegamix’s board “Healthy Okra”, followed by 439 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Okra, Okra benefits, Okra health benefits. Bring water to a boil, drop whole (don’t trim the ends off) okra in, boil about 40-45 seconds, pour water off & slop some soy sauce over the okra. It is so crisp & not at all slimy. You could add a dab of butter if you just have to.

I’ve been buying the red okra this summer at a local (Brenham) farmers’ market. Explore springsfarmsc’s board “Okra Recipes”, followed by 194 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Okra recipes, Okra, Recipes. 17 Pies You Absolutely Need in Your Life Like Crack Pie, Lemon Meringue and More Cathy Pollak, Contributor 4 The 26 Best Online.

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Each section contains recipes for filling and nutritious meals to serve at breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time. Take the guesswork out of your calorie-conscious diet with our favorite low-calorie. Explore raynchelle’s board “MyFitnessPal Recipes”, followed by 1602 people on Pinterest.

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It’s an absolute must-have for okra devotees.”

“The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration” by Chris Smith
from The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration
by Chris Smith
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019

If you’re totally opposed to okra, this recipe is great with blanched and shocked green beans and/or yellow wax beans.

“Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking” by Michael Solomonov, Steven Cook
from Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking
by Michael Solomonov, Steven Cook
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Toss together the cornmeal, flour, and salt, and toss with a portion of the okra.

“Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” by Nathalie Dupree, Cynthia Graubart
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Also, if you’re not a fan of okra, give it a try in this recipe anyway.

“The Essential Alkaline Diet Cookbook: 150 Alkaline Recipes to Bring Your Body Back to Balance” by Rockridge Press
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Both of the following recipes feature whole okra.

“Sara Moulton's Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better” by Sara Moulton
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Serves 4 This is an extraordinary lunch dish that I have grown very fond of ever since I grew a magnificent crop of okra in my kitchen garden.

“Edible & Medicinal Flowers” by Margaret Joan Roberts
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In this section, you’ll find delicious recipes for old favorites along with fresh takes on spicy pickled okra, curried cauliflower, eggplant with artichoke, and other options influenced by traditional heritage and updated for today’s tastes.

“The All New Ball Book Of Canning And Preserving: Over 350 of the Best Canned, Jammed, Pickled, and Preserved Recipes” by Ball Home Canning Test Kitchen
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Okra haters become surprised okra lovers after eating this dish.

“My Bombay Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Parsi Home Cooking” by Niloufer Ichaporia King
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These tasty, bite— sized bits of okra seem to shrink when you cook them, and I always wish we had cooked more.

“From the Wood-fired Oven: New and Traditional Techniques for Cooking and Baking with Fire” by Richard Miscovich
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If you have success with okra you’ll certainly be held in high esteem all over your allotment!

“Allotment Gardening For Dummies” by Sven Wombwell
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  • We love sauteed okra. In Bangladesh, we fry sliced onions, green chillies, garlic till light brown, then add prawns, sliced okra,salt and stir fry till it’s no longer slimy. Yammy!

  • Please do a video to show how to germinate tomato seeds and egg plant seeds in wet tissue paper. I highly recommend for the viewers your videos as I try many of your videos like bitter gourd germination in the tissue paper and all of that are 100% successful
    Thank you very much for your videos….������������������ plsssss

  • I”d add pumpkin, especially the smaller ones like butternut that can grow vertically. And they store for months. If I had to take something out, hmmm, onion I guess because I can buy organic onion cheaply. Love the list and even though we are both southern hemisphere (NZ), your garden looks like mine would in mid summer.

  • Thanks for giving me a laugh during Melbourne stage 4 lockdown. ��

    Feeling pretty shit this morning. It’s just been absolutely torrential rain this weekend, and I haven’t been able to leave the house to go for a walk or work in the garden. I’d just love some sun on my skin. I miss my family. I hate remote learning (I’m a teacher).
    Ok I’ll stop venting. ��‍♀️

  • I set up a new garden bed that is 4X4 & I added a black cloth under to keep weeds not coming up in garden bed. Now I am worried that okra will not grow in them since it doesn’t have much depth to it. Can I still move them to a different place or leave them?

  • I love your videos. Reminds me of how authentic Chinese home style cooking would look like (rare to find these days). Keep up the Great work Regine.

  • I add some vinegar or some green tomatoes to get rid of the slime of the okra. I like the green tomatoes when they start to change color but not too ripe. Ripe tomatoes will work but makes it juicy.

  • What an Awsome video. Exellent list & exellent comedy. Survive on beans alone…haha.���� hadnt laughed so hard in a long time. Great info in how to grow/eat each plant. Definatly ����

  • Tomatoes aid inflamation and are rich in urich acid which can cause a whole heap of problems. Same with oats and grains as a whole. ✊��✌����

  • This is the first time I’ve seen big okra. The ones I grew were finger sized. Another great video. I was a fussy eater as a child. Now I eat everything. I cut the ineatable parts off the vegetables and eat everything else.

  • Awesome video Mark, I couldn’t agree more with this list of vegetables to grow, their always in my patch every season (most self sead), another easy grower I would suggest for everyone to try is “Bell Peppers” a great alternative for capsicum ����✌

  • Okay…I LOVE fried okra but I HATE slimy okra! I’ve never tried it stir-fried. I think this will be a good recipe for me to try. Thanks for posting this.

  • I have so much trouble growing okra! I must’ve tried it 3 different times now. What always happens is when it gets around 5 inches or so, 1 month after planting the seed, the two side round leaves start to turn yellow. And eventually, a slow process, but whatever happened to those lower leAves starts happening upwards and the plant never reaches a good size or matures or flowers. Any idea what this is? I have no problem growing cucumber, tomato, peppers, peas, but I just can’t seem to get okra!

  • Hello sir! I am growing okra plant now. The plant got so many caterpillar in it. There are so many tiny wholes in the leaves…. I have tried neem spray, soap spray etc…but it is not getting controlled… please help

  • We grow almost all vegetables mentioned, except cabbage. In our climate it is really hard, a lot of small white insects attact plants. None of them were close to maturing. On the other hand, tomato harvest this year is a blast. ��

  • I only have two plants that just started producing, so I’ve been snacking on a fresh okra every morning. Hoping to harvest enough at once to make a side dish for dinner, probably need more plants though. Love it raw, need to try another variety.

  • “Don’t laugh. If your chocker up the blocker, eating cucumbers can help you get regular again”. I cant stop laughing, Im dead ����������

  • Great video I envy that your getting in to your growing season here we are winding down Langley BC ����. This year I decided on purple beans and one called Dragon Tongue mostly because they taste great but they are also coloured so easier to find ����������������

  • I would add radish, as they are easy to grow and are ready to eat in 30 days. Since my family doesn’t like beets much, I grow radish too. My beets go into my tomato sauces for tacos and spaghetti, my crew will eat them that way.

  • Well, if they put spinach in Popeye’s mouth, they probably had the same idea with Bugs Bunny and carrots. Fun fact: Clark Gable in “It Happened One Night” was eating a carrot, and Bugs Bunny was spawned from that scene in the movie.

  • It seems Yaya likes to be with mom in the garden. Okra is not like by lots of people. We do grow it and est plenty. Have a great day. Best wishes Bob.

  • Good list! I am slowly changing our gardens to produce more but it is slow going. Any tips for time restraints in managing produce?

  • Old timer self-sufficient staples are:
    1) potatoes
    2) onions
    3) beans
    4) cabbage, collards
    5) carrots
    6) corn
    7) turnips, rudabaga, beet
    8) winter greens kale, spinach
    9) pumpkin, winter squash
    10) tomatoes (my favorite)
    11) okra, pepper, herbs & spices, cucumbers,
    Basically, any crop that was space efficient, calorie dense, easy to grow that can be pickled, dried, or put in a root cellar. You can eat them fresh during the summer.

  • I agree, but I would include Garlic, it’s antibacterial, healthy, regulates your blood pressure and the smell keeps people away, so no down sides.
    Like you i’m a big fan of tomatoes, so I also would like to have them at the top of the list, but i understand your reasoning behind not having it on the top.

  • I personally enjoy sweet potatoes more than regular potatoes. Sweet potatoes also carry more fibers and nutrients. Tons of vitamin A and minerals. Although, I have only grown regular potatoes, they just grew out of the compost I got lol. So easy.

  • To round out the top-10, now add your own Fav-5 for your custom made List.
    Mine would be:
    Squash family
    Peppers
    Pak Choi
    Parsnips
    Swiss chard

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  • Hi Mark. Another great video and good information. I would add garlic, mini cauliflower & mini egg plant but then it wouldn’t be 10 anymore!

  • I’m not sure these would work in a tropical garden. It’s too hot for lettuce. Onions, carrots, beets and potatoes don’t do well here. Sweet potatoes do, but root vegetables tend to rot in our wet season and there are pests that would eat leave them with holes. I suggest corn, sweet peppers (all peppers) bok choi and eggplant.

  • Haha nein cabbage ist nicth Sauerkraut, in fact cabbage is “Kohl”, Sauerkraut is fermentet cabbage. But I think you already know it. there is a good russian recipe for the fermented cabbage with carrot, delicious and so healthy

  • Yes we plant everything you mentioned. I really baby my potatoes. We also like Spinach, Swiss Chard, Celery and Garlic. Thank you. Always interesting to watch your videos. ����

  • Great video Mark. I agree with your list for sure. Keep the great content coming. Thanks for making these videos, you’ve helped me alot with vegetable gardening

  • Definitely add garlic…easy to grow, adds flovor, and I make garlic powder too for simplicity cooking. NO elephant garlic, no flavor!
    Also, add Popeye to the cartoon characters. Spinach…lots of water (like lettuce), eat alone raw or cooked with extra iron to the diet. I make big batches of creamed spinach and freeze for a tasty winter side dish. I grow Everlasting (not true, but long growing).
    As to beets. I will buy 1 at the store and see if I like it…20 years ago I didn’t.
    Good video, I’m with you…almost 100%.

  • I’d add spinach(perpetual) or kale…. both easy to grow and nutritious.
    Btw I love the way you pronounce grown, ‘grow-an’. Keep up the good work! ����������

  • Every year I plant celery and radishes least effect besides watering I only have to pick them. Tomato’s you’re get aphids and catapillars.

  • I watch for the great gardening info…
    I subscribed for the great gardening jokes ��
    Humor always makes everything easier to learn.

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  • Just such great stuff!

    Everytime i watch a video from you i start dreaming of my own Veggi garden!
    Cant wait to get into it!

    Will try beans and beets in my raised balcony garden for now.

  • Wow! Beautiful birds at the end of your video!
    I made a list of the ten vegetables to grow, and
    those are the ones I was thinking of growing next year.
    Australia is beautiful by the way!

  • My sister, who is a doctor, loves the taste of beetroot but cannot eat it as she gets immediately depressed. Apparently there’s a component in beetroot that can have that effect on some people. Luckily I am not one of them!

  • Great video! I would add kale and peppers..otherwise love your top 10..i grow all of them.. i do find carrots frustrating though. Seems they take so long to germinate. Much love!

  • I’m loving your videos. I’m a new gardener in the the Northeast US. So my growing season is coming to a close. But I have some lettuce, radish, spring onions, and chard planted for my fall garden. My tomatoes are beautiful this year. Had trouble getting seeds in the spring due to the shut down. But I’ll be ready next spring to get started early.

  • I grow all ofthose except cabbage. Love cabbage but dont have a lot of luck. Bugs always get them and the though5 of a bug inside the leave turns me off. I seem to have some invisible bugs that chew up leaves on cabbage, beans, tomatoes and cucs. Constant struggle. Had to replant my cucs 3 x this past spring. Grrr

  • Love this video, I think beets should have been higher considering how healthy they are and how easy they are to grow. Those people who don’t like them simply need to try fresh beets simply roasted! Delicious!

  • Great information and so inspiring. We recently moved to a new community and I just found there are community gardens. As soon as it warms up a bit, we will start planting.
    I love your storytelling.

  • Put a little slice of a tomato in the water. When you boil the okra. No more slime, or a little Catsup / Ketchup in the water works also.

  • Oi mark..why do you shell ya beans i thought there right just munch skin and all… leaves and all… you should have just walked up and took a bite out of the vine like a goat����✌
    ..i hate tomato to eat..love growing it…. dude… banga episode… your so good at this youtube thing…��

  • Lettuce is one of my favorites in the garden. One of the hardest things I’ve faced though living in a hot climate is prevent them from bolting!

  • Hi Mark great video yet again. Gardening and dad jokes are my favourites, please keep em coming. I would chuck in garlic & rocket too, a couple more items to blame on the dog. Both are delish and assist with adding that extra “edge” to ya meal. Thanks

  • Pumpkins, garlic and zucchini are great too. Pumpkins are so easy to grow it’s nuts. I dropped seeds on grass and a few months later I had them everywhere

  • Great video. I love okra. I grow it every year. I plan on having 50 plants, directly seeded three different varieties. Its sooo good.

  • I really like okra every way I have tried it. Pickled, fried, boiled, and even raw when very young. This is the first time I have seen it stir-fried. I’ll try that soon. Thanks a bunch. Do you sell that variety? I’ve not seen okra that was still good when it was that large.

  • And if you don’t eat all your fried okra at the evening meal, leave it on the counter for a midnight snack! You’ll be glad you did.

  • Carrot greens are edible, too! They taste a bit spicy to me, so they can pep up a salad, and if you dehydrate and powder them, you can add it to recipes for a bit of zing when you run out of pepper, or you have a friend dining with you who can’t eat peppers (for whatever reason). Beet greens are also edible, but best cooked; you can eat them raw in small to moderate amounts, but due to the oxalates (which are destroyed via cooking/dehydrating), be careful how much you consume. You can also dehydrate & powder them as well to add to soups, stews, casseroles, and other dishes with moisture to sneak greens into your family’s diet.

  • Too bad that I can’t eat onions without turning into the Earl of Fartinggale. Seriously, it completely upsets my stomach and puts me at risk of sh!trying myself.

  • seems to me that Mr.& Mrs. Carpenter raised a fine and very proud family good to know there are still good families in this crazy world we are living in Thanks and phrase be to god