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Old 01-09-2008, 06:18 AM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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I love beets. Also brussel sprouts.
Me too....but most people seem to hate them.
I like all veggies....but the only one I have never, ever tried is "Ocra" (*sp) ????
Can someone tell me, what the heck that is????
I guess, they eat it a lot in the south, as a fried dish?????
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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okra is used in stews, gumbo, deep-fried, pickled, lots of other ways that I am not awake enough to remember right now, and is totally wonderful, in my opinion.
I grew up in the midwest, where it was common, but a lot of folks would say its a southern thing, sure grows like crazy down here.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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Fried okra is a staple in the southern diet! We would make a batter, then put it in cornmeal, and fry it up. Very delicious! I don't like it any other way, as it is a slimy little veggie!!
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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the trick to the slime thing is to cook it enough.
My aunt would make the most sublime dish in the summer from tomatoes, corn, and okra, with bacon, and a sweet/sour sauce.
Everything was just out of the garden, except for Porky!
Tomatoes diced, corn sliced off the cob, the okra would be blanched, maybe a bit more to get rid of "slime". Everything mixed together after bacon was sauted, and simmered for about a half-hour.
Wonderful, fresh, and not a hint of "slime"....... will post recipe, its one of my summertime staples!
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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I hate most vegetables, except artichokes and spinach.

Since most people hate spinach, I'll say that.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I hate most vegetables, except artichokes and spinach.

Since most people hate spinach, I'll say that.
Wow, cant even fathom that!
What in the world do you eat, then?
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Waiting for that delicious sounding okra recipe, kshe95!
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:02 AM
 
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Wow, cant even fathom that!
What in the world do you eat, then?
Lot's of meat. A lot of it.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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I have a bro-in-law that eats only corn & another that eats anything but corn.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I have a bro-in-law that eats only corn & another that eats anything but corn.
And you know corn is the only vegetable you see the next day!
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