Okra with Tomatoes & Onions
onions, sliced thickly
tomatoes, skinned, sliced
Cut off any hard stems and dry okra thoroughly.
Heat oil in large saucepan and fry onions with the halved garlic cloves until slightly soft, transparent, and golden.
Add okra and continue to fry until slightly softened.
Add the sliced tomatoes and saute for a few minutes longer.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer until the okra is very tender, usually about 1 hour.
Squeeze in the lemon juice and cook for a further 15 minutes.
(If using canned okra, cooking time will be much shorter.)
If to be served cold, allow to cool in the saucepan before turning out into a serving dish.