Being a child of the mid-west, we ate lots of vegetables while growing up, but one of them has never been okra. Now that I live in the south, and have been for the last 28 years or so, I eat okra often and have become quite good at cooking this southern green staple.
Last night, my brother (who lives in Iowa) sent me a text... well, let me just show you. The conversation went something like this...
Bro: What the f*#k do you do with okra?
Me: Boil it, fry it, put it in soups and stews.
Me: Hell, you can pickle the damn things n stick 'em in your BM's. Okra is good for you!
Bro: What's it taste like?
Me: It's slimy when boiled
Me: and crunchy when fried
Bro: What's not crunchy when fried?
Me: me lol!
Bro: funny. We've been eating a lot of greens lately and we were just wondering.
Me: It has a taste all it's own, nothing to compare it to.
Me: Come visit, I'll cook you some okra n send you home with a pocket full of recipes.
Bro: Does your pool turn red if I pee in it?
Me: Green... like okra
I know this may be funnier to me than anybody else, but I still felt compared to share. Have a great weekend everybody!
Lady R (Di)