Friday, February 11, 2011

Sauted Okra with Coconut

This is our favorite way to cook okra in our house, even our 2 1/2 year old gobbles it up, the way I will show below is not spicy, but why not add some green chilis or chili powder to give it a kick. This side dish goes with everything and if done right takes all the slimiest out of the okra. We are lucky in North Carolina to be able to get fresh okra in the stores a lot of the year :-)


  • one small pack of fresh okra or about a cup of frozen
  • 1/2 a small chopped red onion
  • about 2 tablespoon of frozen coconut
  • salt to taste
  • green chili if desired
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped

  1. saute the onion and garlic in canola oil for a few minutes 
  2. add the chopped okra and continue to saute on a medium to high high stirring to dry out, add a little water from time to time to stop it sticking
  3. near the end after about 20 minutes add the coconut
  4. and taste to taste
  5. enjoy 
Have a great weekend all :-)

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