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I had no idea that Okra is so delicious. My mother doesn’t like it and therefore I did not eat it growing up. My running buddy gave me a bag of fresh pods from his garden last Sunday and I cooked it using this recipe from Southern Living. Try it, it is really good!
Do you remember this picture from July? I took this one day when I picked tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers in my friend’s garden. Now I know that I need to pick Okra, too!
1 pound fresh okra, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons Greek seasoning
1/4 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
1. Sauté okra in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and seasoning, and cook, stirring often, 3 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve immediately.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
Southern Living, AUGUST 2009