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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Organic "Red Burgundy" okra


OMG...I have recently been wanting to try growing some red okra. There are a few different red varieties! Mom and I went over to a new greenmarket this morning, and an organic grower there had the variety "Red Burgundy". I bought all that she had, to taste it. There are a few green ones mixed in as well, but are they not beautiful??? I want to eat some raw too as several people there told me they are great sliced in salads! I am so excited!
UPDATE just a few minutes later: I just did a quick stir fry of these cut up in a touch of olive oil, with seasoned salt, and my husband and I both agree they have more flavor than the ones I grew last year! I am growing a new variety of green ones this year, so hope they will have the higher flavor level!!! Oh, and just to let you know, these turned a dark green when cooked!!!

9 comments:

Kaybe said...

My goodness that's some purty okra. It's the perfect size too. I have been addicted to Wickie's pickled okra this summer. I am unable to eat a sandwich without a few to nibble on. I've never tried them in stir fry - sounds yummy.

Take good care,

Karen

Lynn said...

very pretty, but still not thinking I'd like eating them.
I thought of you today when we were out in the countryside garage sailing and saw lots and lots of awesome cacti...will show some on Monday.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Isn't it fun to try new veggies that the local farmers grow. The new okra is beautiful.

Teri C said...

I have never had okra but you sure make it sound good. It is sure a pretty color. You make me giggle with your excitement over veggies. Little farm girl at heart.

marianne said...

I have never tasted these.......

Have a nice meal!

Rohrerbot said...

They look beautiful. Olive oil and stir fry sure sound good to me right now:)

earlysnowdrop said...

My husband is from Louisiana and he loves okra. I love the variety seed companies are providing the home gardener!

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Pretty! I read a trick for keeping the color but can't remember it right now. Isn't it funny that they turn green when cooked though?

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wow the colors are so pretty. I wonder why they turned green when cooked though. As I have said before I really don't eat okra but you make me want to try!