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braised baby okra

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a recipe by
Sheila Charette
Orlando, FL

Found this recipe a few years ago and it's my favorite way to cook fresh okra.

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serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For braised baby okra

  • 1 1/2 lb
    fresh baby okra, no longer than 2 inches
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 clove
    garlic, peeled and crushed (optional)
  • 1/4 c
  • salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

How To Make braised baby okra

  • 1
    Wash and clean okra. Do not trim tops off.
  • 2
    Add okra,1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 cup water, optional clove of garlic, salt and fresh ground black pepper to a lidded pan, or skillet.
  • 3
    Turn heat to high. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, covered, shaking pan to keep from sticking. Until the pods are crisp-tender and still bright green. Watch so sauce does not dry up. DO NOT BROWN!
  • 4
    Put into a shallow serving bowl and drizzle with an additional tablespoon of EVOO. Toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temp.