what does okra taste like?

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  1. 97guns

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    i see it on cooking shows often but have never tried it. im asian and they resemble bitter melon to me wich i terribly dislike. just wondering if its a describable taste?
     
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    http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/veggies/okra1.html
     

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    allanc "Inconceivable"

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    It tastes like okra.
     
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    You mean it doesn't taste like CHICKEN???

    ;) ;) ;)
     
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    It's NOTHING like bitter melon. I've tried bitter melon exactly once in my life, and I don't like it either. Okra has a very subtle taste.
     
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    very good breaded and fried
     
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    Yes it does! WONDERFUL!....a true southern staple.
     
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    It's one of those questions like "what do boogers smell like?"

    You can pretty much answer it for yourself by clearing your throat or snorking one back.


    Ick. Also deep-fried, breaded ick.;P
     
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    Okra breaded and fried is fine, but I love it boiled in a pot of peas or lima beans (aka, "butterbeans" down South).

    Of course, it's main use is in soups and gumbo.

    Though it tastes good, okra is not so much a flavor as it is a texture.

    Sort of like raw oysters in that respect.

    (Boiled is slimy.)
     
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    It depends are you having it raw, pickled, stewed with tomatos, deep fried, pan fried, or slick-n-slimy.

    Raw is ok, any of the other methods are wonderful. Pan fried will one day replace popcorn, I hope.
     
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    I like it about once or twice a year,battered and deep fried or pan fried.I just had my wife pick up some last week.
     
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    Speak for yourself. ;0
     
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    My grand mother used to make it stewed with tomatoes,it was the best.
     
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    Yup, just as I thought...it's a damn southern thing!!!!
     
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    I'd sure love to try it though..;f
     
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    It's popular enough out here that it's found fresh in all produce sections. There's usually at least one name-brand, and a store brand of it in the frozen section.

    Don't let the "look" put you off. It's very mild, in the same way green-beans or broccoli are mild. That's not a taste comparison, however, as it tastes like nothing else. I'm just trying to point out that it's not potent like mustard, kale, or collard-greens.;)

    The 'snot' on the inside is what might weird you out, visually. ;e
     
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    It sure is. ;f
     
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    My wife just fixed some Sunday.We had the frozen ones that come pre-battered.The closest thing I can think of that taste like it are thick cut fried green tomatoes.I like them and I'm not a veggie eater.Yeah,just like fried green tomatoes,it's a southern thing.