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Randy 01-10-2014 01:48 PM

For crunch, anyone tried okra chips?
 
Here in the south there was boiled okra when I was young. Yuck!

Fried okra---Awesome!

Okra and tomatoes, the lower carb fruit salad! (Yes, okra is also technically a fruit. The acid in the tomatoes is the key to this dish)

Frozen okra pieces is a must when we make vegetable soup.

NOW....okra chips! Dehydrated okra. You can make your own or find it at
at some stores or stands.

Great by itself with some seasoning....or with dips...

jmc305 01-10-2014 02:30 PM

Recipe? I have a dehydrator and would like to try it. :D

cpislander 01-10-2014 02:37 PM

I haven't tried okra, but I've made Kale chips and they are delicious and easy to make. Lots of recipes online

cfine 01-10-2014 04:00 PM

I love love love okra chips.

Sunny_1 01-10-2014 06:16 PM

Randy, thanks for posting that. I hate boiled okra, but I love it battered in corn meal and fried.

I bet the crispy crunch of dried okra would be fantastic! I may grow okra again this year after all. :)

PghPALady1974 01-10-2014 07:10 PM

They have dehydrated okra at the Amish store near my BF's house but is pretty pricey. It was close to $20 per pound. It's REALLY good though!!!

Liz1959 01-10-2014 10:22 PM

Thanks for the tip.
I have made squash chips and they were really good. Never thought of okra though.
I like okra raw or steamed, yes, slimy. I'll try chips this summer, but I don't seem to have the patience for dehydrating.

Randy 01-15-2014 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Liz1959 (Post 16751904)
Thanks for the tip.
I have made squash chips and they were really good. Never thought of okra though.
I like okra raw or steamed, yes, slimy. I'll try chips this summer, but I don't seem to have the patience for dehydrating.

If you don't want to dehydrate, you can make oven-roasted okra fries.

Wash and dry them, cut them in half long ways.
Put them on a tray, seed side up. Add seasoning of your choice.
Bake at 400 degrees until desired crispness. (If you undercook, they'll be slimy!)

Randy 01-16-2014 04:17 PM

Also found okra chips and green bean chips this week at Kroger!

Mistizoom 01-16-2014 06:28 PM

I found dehydrated okra pods and green beans at the store this weekend, but they were made with tapioca starch and had a huge number of carbs. Any tips on making my own okra chips? I have a dehydrator and could make some next time I see it in the produce section.

Randy 01-17-2014 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Mistizoom (Post 16760265)
I found dehydrated okra pods and green beans at the store this weekend, but they were made with tapioca starch and had a huge number of carbs. Any tips on making my own okra chips? I have a dehydrator and could make some next time I see it in the produce section.

Just google dehyrdated okra or oven roasted okra. You'll find videos and recipes.

ilikecarbs 01-17-2014 09:42 AM

Walmart has Pickled Okra in mild, medium, and hot. Absolutely amazing...one of my favorite things to grab out of the fridge and eat with a slice of cheese.

Mistizoom 01-17-2014 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Randy (Post 16760986)
Just google dehyrdated okra or oven roasted okra. You'll find videos and recipes.

Thanks, now just to find some okra in the Midwest in the winter!

Liz1959 01-17-2014 03:33 PM

Sounds good. I'll try it this summer with fresh from my garden. I have never seen okra in the store worth paying for.
I fried some chickpeas the other night. I'm going to try roasting them next. Maybe Sunday to snack on during the playoffs.

happyheart1 01-18-2014 06:44 AM

I have always loved fried okra & after experimenting, I've been making what I call 'crispy okra' in the microwave for years. I fill a dixie paper plate with a single layer of frozen sliced okra pieces, toss in a bit of olive oil & cook uncovered in mw on high for 13 mins. (my mw)....then salt & crunch.

Mistizoom 01-18-2014 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by happyheart1 (Post 16762216)
I have always loved fried okra & after experimenting, I've been making what I call 'crispy okra' in the microwave for years. I fill a dixie paper plate with a single layer of frozen sliced okra pieces, toss in a bit of olive oil & cook uncovered in mw on high for 13 mins. (my mw)....then salt & crunch.

Ooohh..this sounds easy, thanks!

Liz1959 01-18-2014 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by happyheart1 (Post 16762216)
I have always loved fried okra & after experimenting, I've been making what I call 'crispy okra' in the microwave for years. I fill a dixie paper plate with a single layer of frozen sliced okra pieces, toss in a bit of olive oil & cook uncovered in mw on high for 13 mins. (my mw)....then salt & crunch.

REALLY?!!! I can't wait to try that.

Jaded62 01-20-2014 12:42 PM

Randy, I am a Kroger Shopper. Where in the store do you find the okra and green bean chips, Please ?? Thank You !!!

msgirl 01-20-2014 01:23 PM

Marking my place to make the microwave okra chips soon posted by happyheart1

Randy 01-20-2014 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaded62 (Post 16765506)
Randy, I am a Kroger Shopper. Where in the store do you find the okra and green bean chips, Please ?? Thank You !!!

I thought they would be near the produce...but they were almost hidden away in a cubby-type shelf near the back of the health/organic food section!!!

You may need to asked to produce manager to show you where they are.

Jaded62 01-20-2014 06:30 PM

Ok. Thank You. I think I know where they are at, now.

BecBelle 01-22-2014 05:04 PM

My local HEB has them in the organic aisle. I can't stop eating them so I've not bought them lately.

SpikersMom 01-22-2014 06:30 PM

I love okra. We grew our own last summer in the garden. It's a beautiful plant! I just slice it and roast it in the oven - yummy!

Randy 06-29-2014 02:05 PM

Reviving this thread. The store-bought chips are actually vacuum-fried, not dehydrated.

They're great, okra, green beans, and mixed veggie chips. But I think they're cooked in canola oil.

Randy 06-29-2014 02:36 PM

There aren't a lot of articles about vacuum frying but the veggies are fried at a lower temp, 150 to 180 degrees, and retain 25 to 50 percent less oil than traditional frying.

SpikersMom 07-04-2014 01:30 PM

I just slice ours, drizzle with olive oil and salt, and roast them until they turn brown. Even my sons like okra made like this! Of course my all time fav is batter dipped and fried, but those days are gone now!!

Strawberry Fields 07-06-2014 12:19 AM

If you soak okra for about 30 minutes in cold water with the juice of 1/2 a lime and then rinse it will greatly reduce the slime factor. I do that, then trim just the tops and tips, toss with olive oil and seasoning, and bake in 400 degree oven until they are crispy looking. Yummy!

Randy 07-16-2014 01:43 PM

Some great ideas. I hope vacuum fried vegetables become more affordable.

Vacuum fried zucchini chips are better than any flour or corn chip. Wonderful with chicken salad or pimento cheese!


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