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Yankee Okra


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  • 1 pound okra pods, less than 3" long ea
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste


Servings 4


Step 1

Wash the okra, trim the stems, but leave on the caps.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the okra and saute, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, basil, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 Northerner servings or 2 to 3 Southerner servings.

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