Grilled Okra

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking.  Grilled Okra?  Really?

Yes, really.  It’s scrumptious.  And it’s one of my 10 year old daughter’s favorite foods.  I have to admit, I was skeptical at first too.  I mean, I’m a good southern girl, and I like my okra the way God intended it… FRIED.  Mmm… and pickled too.  YUM.  So, when I first heard my friend Lana tell me how good it was grilled, I had my doubts.  However, I’m quite happy to admit that she was right.  It’s quite yummy.

So, how do you grill okra?  Simple.  Rinse your okra and put it in a bowl.  Toss with olive oil, a splash of lemon juice and some salt & pepper (or even a grilling blend to make it even easier).  Then you just line them up on some skewers and cook them a few minutes on each side on your grill or grill pan.  Easy peasy.  And oh so yummy.  Not convinced?  Think not you’ll like them, so you say?  Try them, try them and you may!  Try them and you may, I say!  (Sorry, got carried away…)


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4 Responses to Grilled Okra

  1. Diana McAdams April 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    Don’t know, Laura. If it’s like the “amazing okra and tomatoes” that so many people rave about, I think I’ll stick with the fried….as God intended it to be eaten :-)
    Just can’t deal with the slime factor. Kind of high on my gag-ometer …lol.

    • Laura April 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

      I know… but there’s really NO SLIME with these… it’s not like boiled okra. *yuk*

  2. Lana April 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    TOLD YA!!!! I love me some good ole’ fried okra! (and by the way, the smaller they are, the better — if they get too big, they are hard to chew!) Glad you liked them!

  3. Lana April 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    Oops….meant G-R-I-L-L-E-D!!!! :-)

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