I Still Don’t Like Okra

Y’all know by now that I don’t like okra, and that there are several other vegetables I don’t particularly care for. But every now and then I get a compulsion to give one of these disliked vegetables another shot. Maybe it’s because, as a child, I was repeatedly encouraged (under duress?) to “try” things I already knew I didn’t like.

Over the years I have in fact grown to like formerly disliked vegetables, so I can’t reject the possibility, remote as it may be, that with the right preparation method a disliked food can be made palatable or even delectable(?).

This time okra got another shot at convincing me that it is legitimately an edible vegetable. I used the recently fermented pickled okra. And because Faye used the last two eggs in the refrigerator to bake cookies I used a few of the glassed eggs. After all, that’s what they are for, so that you have eggs when you don’t have eggs.

I rinsed the okra to remove some of the salty brine and blotted them with a paper towel.

okra with eggs


I laid a single layer of okra slices in a hot oiled skillet and poured beaten eggs over top.

okra with eggs

okra with eggs


I covered the pan, turned the heat down low and left it alone until the eggs were set enough to flip.

okra with eggs

okra with eggs

okra with eggs


Nope, I still don’t like okra.

okra with eggs


14 thoughts on “I Still Don’t Like Okra

    1. It is the slimy innards that I find objectionable more than the flavor. These are a very mild pickle. If they were a sour vinegar pickle I probably wouldn’t have used them in this way. I don’t think I’ve ever had okra in a soup. After enough time passes I will have to try it again in a soup.

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  1. Hi Greg, I could totally relate to trying some of the vegetables ‘under duress ?’ as a child 🙂
    But I cannot believe I miss some of teh veggies now- not all but some 🙂
    My husband does not like okra so I try to make it appealing as well.

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