Okra (US /ˈoʊkrə/ or UK /ˈɒkrə/; Abelmoschus esculentus Moench), known in many English-speaking countries as ladies’ fingers, bhindi, bamia, ochro or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family.
It is valued for its edible green seed pods. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world. – Wikipedia
When served up boiled, it is the despair of Southern children everywhere.
So few people eat okra (more radishes are grown in this country) that it never even makes it onto the lists of Top 10 hated foods.
Oh, it does in the South.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Boiled, it has the consistency of seedy, hairy slugs. Eating boiled okra will make you mean.
should you slice it, dip it in egg and milk, roll it in cornmeal (with just a ‘tech of flour) and fry it up all crispy in high temped peanut oil…
it transcends the ordinary,
and becomes something truly, heavenly glorious.