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Preparation, Uses, & Tips

Wash okra just before using. Okra is most often boiled or fried. When boiled, it gives off a viscous substance that can add smooth thickness to soups and stews, like gumbo. Slice okra 1/2-inch (1.5cm) thick, dredge in cornmeal, and fry in olive oil, or stew it with tomatoes and onions.

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