Falling in Love with Okra and Corn!

cathy tate


Every summer I look forward to the fresh vegetables, especially okra and silver queen corn! But even with my beloved veggies, I do get bored eating them in the same old way. I experiment with different ways to use these ingredients to give some variety to our meals. This is one of my all time favorites.

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25 Min


25 Min


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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
If you don't already love okra, you will after you try this! I like my okra with a slight crunch, and that's exactly what this recipe delivers. The half-and-half adds a nice creaminess ... makes the dish nice and rich.


3-4 stalk(s)
fresh sweet corn - stripped from the ear (white ears are better for sauteing)
1-1 1/2 lb
fresh okra - washed and cut into 1 inch slices
1 large
sweet onion - chopped
1 clove
garlic - minced
1/4 c
half and half
1/2 stick
butter, melted - or less if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Melt half a stick of butter in the pan.
Place the corn, okra and onions into the pan and saute until they just barely start to turn tender.
At this point, add the garlic and continue to saute until the vegetables become a little tender.
Then add the half and half. Turn down the heat a small amount so the half and half will not scorch. Let this cook down a little and reduce by about one half. The vegetables should be fully tender by this point (but not mushy).
Add salt and pepper to taste.
NOTE: You can vary the portion size easily just by the amount of corn, okra and onions - go by sight and have equal portions of each. Still pour out 1/4 c of half and half but eyeball it and slowly add little by little until you get the suitable amount (not too dry and not too runny). You may also add additional vegetables such as grape tomatoes cut in half, but don't over do it, adding too many will over power the dish with too many flavors going on. You don't want more than 5 different flavors at the most.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy