Okra by bobfoto

Okra

This is the flower to the Okra plant in the garden. The fruit are interesting. I like them, but I would like to know more recipes.

So if you have any fantastic recipes for Okra, please share. :)
Keep your little red horned beastie away from this Jason! No help on the recipe front - not sure that I've ever eaten okra. I'll watch with interest for it in the supermarket.
March 2nd, 2011  
Meal & Fry It Pickle it Boil it I like okra tomatoe & hamburger cooked togeter you can eat it raw the okra plant is part of the hibiscus family you got me going on this okra
March 2nd, 2011  
@murnane - The red horn King likes Citrus, so no problems on the Okra front.

@top2042 - Nice ideas Top2042... and yes, a member of the Malva family, the flower in full bloom is very Hibiscus like... Cheers.
March 2nd, 2011  
I just keep looking back at this shot - something very interesting about it. Me like :)
March 2nd, 2011  
@canberrabec - thanks Bec, perhaps some Okra on your Pizza this Friday?
March 2nd, 2011  
wow great close up.. :-)
March 2nd, 2011  
@robynelizabeth - Thank you Robyn #:0)
March 2nd, 2011  
That is gorgeous! Great composition and nice detail. I'm sorry I don't have an okra recipe for you!
March 2nd, 2011  
@callalilla - Thanks Kimberley, do you eat Okra??? I tried it tonight... I added some to a Thai Green Chicken Curry and it worked pretty well! :)
March 2nd, 2011  
@bobfoto I don't mind it, but I don't love it. I do like a good gumbo! My husband hates it so I have only ever cooked it once.
March 2nd, 2011  
Amazing textures!
March 2nd, 2011  
textures here are awesome, and the light shimmer in the petals.
March 2nd, 2011  
It looks so silky and pretty.
March 2nd, 2011  
No recipes to share but pretty capture!
March 2nd, 2011  
Wonderful textures.
March 2nd, 2011  
Not an okra fan, well, lets be honest. I don't think I've ever had okra but I like your pic. Nice texture and depth.
March 2nd, 2011  
This photo has a Georgia O'Keefe-ish quality to it- are the flowers edible also? I like okra stewed (cooked slowly with a little liquid),
alone or with other vegetables, usually tomatoes and onion. I should have it more often as it is very healthful.
March 2nd, 2011  
An Indian place near where we used to live did some awesome curried okra. Not that I have a recipe but it could be worth a try.
March 2nd, 2011  
Beautiful close up. I agree with Cheryl. This shot has a Georgia O'Keefe feel to it. I think okra flowers are beautiful. I like to eat fried okra. I also like to slice the okra into coins and put these into homemade soups.
March 2nd, 2011  
very nice, hopefully you will show off more okra blooms ;) I am not a big okra fan but I do LOVE the flavor it gives baby limas ...mmmmmm:)
March 2nd, 2011  
I was so confused here...I didn't know that okra plants had flowers. I had to Google this...to make sure your definition of okra was the same as mine. I tell you, I would be lost without Google at the ready...turns out it is the same. Okra is good fried, have you tried it that way? Gorgeous macro of the flower.
March 3rd, 2011  
So cool! I will ask my chef-boyfriend for a recipe. We love the okra, but I am not the one who cooks it.
March 3rd, 2011  
Terrific. I didn't realize they had flowers. Look for Bhindi (aka bindi) recipes.
March 3rd, 2011  
@callalilla - hate is such a strong word Kimberley... I have not had Gumbo but would like to try it one day.

@alia_801 - thanks Alia :)

@myla @bella_ss @bremi @maggie2 - Thank you Myla, Sheralee, Karoline and Margaret.

@lmasinton - Thank Lael, I do like it and I have had Okra a few different ways, was just wondering how others enjoy it!

@hillcrest @daisy - Thank you Cheryl and Kathryn, the Georgia O'Keefe comments are very flattering. I am honoured and it is not the first time a fellow 365er has made the comparison. It is an honour, thanks. #:0)

@elephantgirl - I did curry the Okra last night and it is very yummy!

@tnamari - Baby Limas eh? Will remember that.

@aj1268 - thank you Paula, yeah I have fried it... its a pretty tasteless vegie that needs a bit of seasoning.

@laceyjogautreau - looking forward to your boyfriend's recipe Lacey :)
March 3rd, 2011  
@swilde - oh nomenclature of common names.... Bindi here is definitely not Okra!!!!
March 3rd, 2011  
He cooks it many ways. One way is to cook down some bacon, throw the chopped okra in and cook it for a bit, add some diced tomatoes, and cook it all with some chicken stock. Salt and pepper to season.
March 3rd, 2011  
@bobfoto And it probably doesn't help that it's a bit on the slimy side. But if it's fried crispy enough, it's actually not bad. Dipping sauce probably helps, something like Ranch dressing. But by that time, you've taken a healthy food and made it unrecognizable.
March 3rd, 2011  
@laceyjogautreau - this sounds alright! Yummo!

@aj1268 - sure have... but we sometimes do the same with potato?
March 5th, 2011  
I would never have guessed 365 would spend this much time on OKRA! Nor would I have expected the okra flower to be so beautiful. My favorite use of okra is in gumbo. Love gumbo.
March 6th, 2011  
@annamaker - gonna have to make a Gumbo one day... :)
March 6th, 2011  
Nice detail...the colours too!
March 7th, 2011  
@emeraldboots - why thank you Jill :)
March 7th, 2011  
I have no idea what an Okra is so I have no recipes but it makes for a funky photo.
March 8th, 2011  
@amz87 - easy to grow, easy to cook, easy to eat.
March 8th, 2011  
Gumbo is on the Menu tonight!
March 12th, 2011  
Amazing okra! Iove this vegies. I like steamed okra. then dip in vinegar with chili. :)
March 27th, 2014  
@snowflakes86 - I like the idea of the vinegar and chill! :)
March 27th, 2014  
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