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!!!