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I've always loved okra, and was so pleased to come across an interesting way to cook it! The recipe calls for whole okra pods, but I like to "smash" mine a little bit before cooking them, so they'll break down a little more. This is great as a hot veggie dish, or it can be served chilled as an appetizer, with bread or crackers.
- Saute the onion in olive oil until it begins to get soft (5 minutes).
- Add the garlic, okra, tomatoes, lemon juice, tomato sauce, salt,& pepper.
- Stir thoroughly.
- Cook over low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- If mixture becomes too thick, add a bit of water.
This will not convert a diehard okra hater, but it is not bad. I made it and tried it cold with crackers. Interesting flavor. It's the sliminess that usually does me in..