from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall tropical Asian annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus) widely cultivated in warm regions for its edible, mucilaginous green pods.
- n. The edible pods of this plant, used in soups and as a vegetable. Also called regionally gumbo.
- n. See gumbo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The annual plant, Abelmoschus esculentus, possibly of Ethiopian origin, grown for its edible pods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An annual plant (Abelmoschus esculentus syn. Hibiscus esculentus), whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo.
- n. The pods of the plant okra, used as a vegetable; also, a dish prepared with them; gumbo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Hibiscus esculentus, an esteemed vegetable, cultivated in the East and West Indies, the southern United States, etc. See gumbo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. long mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
- n. long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant
- n. tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
I have been up to my ears in okra the past two weeks with more on its way.
But surprisingly, I found them more than adequate — I actually enjoyed eating them and was thankful that I had more than one jar as I learned that I my friend was correct — pickled okra is indeed a very good thing.
I only started eating fried okra a few years ago (though have since made up for much lost time) and pickled okra is an even more recent addition to my table.
* In my yankee opinion, the best use of okra is as an ingredient for puke.
And okra is in such abundance now I'm game to give pickling them a try!
I pick a few for a meal because okra is not such a hot favorite with my DH.
Cook in the oven till the okra is cooked and starts to attain a brown shade.
Bring the water to a boil and cook 15 minutes or until the dried okra is half cooked.
Cleaning normal size okra is time-consuming; cleaning okra so much smaller seemed as if it would be interminable.
To prepare it for use, dried okra is first boiled in water with lemon and onion until it is half cooked.