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This is a way to prepare fresh okra before adding it to any recipe so that it doesn't become slimy while cooking. Original recipe from The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos.
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- 1Wash well handling gently.
- 2Trim stem end without cutting into pod.
- 3Trim around top of stem attached to pod, removing a thin layer.
- 4Remove fuzz under running water by rubbing pod gently with a nylon scourer. If okra is young there is no need to do this.
- 5Spread out and leave until dry.
- 6Place in a bowl and pour on vinigar tossing gently so that vinegar coats okra.
- 7Leave for 30 minutes.
- 8Drain and rinse well.
- 9Dry and use as directed in recipes.
- 10TO FREEZE.
- 11Method 1.
- 12Prepare as above and dry.
- 13In a deep pan heat oil and fry okra for 5 miutes, tossing gently with a wooden spoon.
- 14Cool and put into freezer bags, expel air, seal and label. Pack into freezer.
- 15Method 2.
- 16Prepare as above.
- 17Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- 18Have a bowl of ice water ready.
- 19Place prepared okra into a frying basket and lower into boiling water.
- 20Boil for 3 miutes, timed from when the water returns to a boil.
- 21Lift out and place in ice water for 3 minutes.
- 22Drain well, put into freezer bags, expel air, seal and label. Pack into freezer.
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Nutritional Facts for How to Prepare Fresh Okra (Bamia) Before Cooking
Serving Size: 1 (150 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 100.7
- Calories from Fat 62
- Total Fat 6.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.9 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 9.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 8.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
- Sugars 1.3 g
- Protein 2.2 g