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Hot Texas Okry


I have an internet friend that lives in Minnesota and I am always turning him onto Southern Foods and stuff.  Well, last year he was asking me about a vegetable that "we" ate down here below the Mason Dixon and I finally found out he was talking about Okra.  I sent him my favorite fried recipe and then had some Talk O Texas pickled Okra sent to him.  He liked it but said "it's not hot by any stretch of the imagination" but he has to hide it from their good Neighbor's 8 yr old daughter cause SHE LOVES IT.  She also like the boiled Crawfish that I shipped him - - especially the dissecting part  biggrin  OK, I'm rambling so I'll get to the point.

It looks like I may get to meet he and his wife in March if they make the trip through the Gulf Coast as planned - - soooooo - - - - I pickled him some HOT TEXAS OKRA this morning.  Five of the jars have Habeneros, Serranos, Jalapenos and a few pods of Okra in them.

I've put up jellies, relishes and mincemeat but never Okra so my fingers are crossed.  They have to sit for 6 weeks according to my friend Mz Carol's instructions - - -  got new smoke alarm so we should be covered.biggrinbiggrinbiggrin




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That looks pretty good. I imagine it'll smoke some ears and water some eyes. We've never canned okra like that, just stuck it in a jar with vinegar and herbs and spices, and let it sit in the fridge until we couldn't resist getting into it; we like okra, but for Mrs. Rr, a little goes a long way. And believe it or not, I seldom see fresh okra in the stores here.

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Em(I) when I got the urge to do this so late (actually after) in the growing season, I had no hope that I could find any that didn't look like it had leprosy LOL however, Kroger's was the first stop and they had it - - of course it was $4 for a double hand full but what the hey?

I saved quite a bit and fried some today and have blanched and will freeze the rest in two ziplocks for later.

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I have never seen okra in my little corner of the world at the usual grocery stores. I like it just fine and will eat it if in the South but my wife --- she world rather eat worms.



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I had earth worm cookies once and they just tasted like cookies to me - - - of course I didn't know they were full of earth mulching fish bait either. The slime on Okra gets to a lot of folks and my Granny used to stew it whole with maters, talk about slimy but we all loved it. My oldest son calls boiled okra "cross yer legs Okra" for obvious reasons.



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Okra used a lot down here especially in the Indian Asian communities.

I like the way you preserve, I do my salmon exactly the same way.

Later gator
Russ

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