So how about some okra?!!
Maybe the Internet is off today.
I get the sense that there's no love for okra. Yup, there's definitely some anti-okra energy in the room. And I'm thinking it might have something to do with the texture, amiright?
Slimy mouthfeel? Check.
Gooey centers oozing onto my knife? Check!
Mucousy strings as I pull the knife away? Double check!!
So fine, yes, okra is gross. Let's just put that out there. It's disgusting. I mean, if I wanted my food to look like it was covered in snot, I would have had kids.
Wait a minute.
But the thing is that okra is delicious. It tastes great! So I try to counteract the sliminess with a counterpoint of crunchiness. In other words, I dredge the chunks in cornmeal, then fry them in oil and salt them generously. That's it! Husband calls it popcorn okra. The kids are unfooled, but will choke it down since dessert is on the line. Still, Husband and I would happily watch a movie with a bucket full of this stuff passed between us, and the only problem would be agreeing on the movie.
Speaking of movies, any recommendations? Because Husband hasn't been a fan of what I've been bringing home from the library lately, and I'd rather blame you guys.