Either you love it or hate it. And we LOVE it. Okra is a must-have crop on our farm, and not only because it's one of the very few plants that thrives in our beastly heat & humidity. Okra is delicious. Roasted, fried, baked, sautéed, pickled, raw--we like it in this household.
Try this very simple recipe for a quick hot lunch or dinner. If you do a whole mess of it and add rice, it makes for a great simple dinner. Otherwise, treat it like the best side you'll ever have.
- In a large sauté pan, heat your olive oil over medium heat.
- Sauté the onion & garlic for 2 minutes-ish, until the onion starts to soften.
- Add the okra and cook 2-3 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. (Do NOT overcook the okra if you are averse to the gooey. If you are all about the slime, go ahead and cook those suckers longer._