The one and only time I ever cooked okra for my family (it was frozen, chopped okra…I think I tried to fry it. It didn’t go all that well.), Alex tried it, because he is good about trying new things, and after chewing it for a moment, he burst into tears.
This is the one and only time a food has ever made him shed tears of anguish. We didn’t force him to finish it. It’s been several years now, and he has agreed to try okra again.
And so we’re growing okra this year. I’d really like to be able to cook it up right this time around. We didn’t have it a whole lot when I was a kid, but I vaguely recall maybe a Campbell’s Chicken Gumbo soup that had chunks of okra in it. I liked it as a kid. But I don’t have any real okra-cooking experience.
So I’m asking you, my dear readers, for recipes. Suggestions. Advice. Support. Maybe a good gumbo recipe.
Do you cook okra? How do you cook it? Do your kids like it? Do any of them cry when they eat it, or is that just unique to my family?
Any and all help would be appreciated!
And no rush, really – I have a little time – the plants aren’t producing just yet.