Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

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Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:54 pm

Several weeks ago I bought a rather large container of Fresh Okra mainly because the Wiffy loves fried Okra.
Well, after frying a rather large amount, I still had quite a bit left so I Googled, blanched, ziplocked and froze.
I really had not hope that this would be a total success until I defrosted and fried on bag today.
To my surprise, even tho they were slightly slimy and limp before slicing and frying, they fried up crispy and delicious.
"WE" both agreed that it was the best that I've ever done and she even said it was the best she'd "ever" had.
If I may quote a dear departed friend: "Even an old blind Hawg :pig: will find an acorn now and then" :dont: :roll: :laughing7:
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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby bsooner75 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:31 pm

Thanks for the tip! Looks good


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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:35 pm

Looks like a success from here! :salut:
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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby bobcat1 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:03 pm

I love fried okra! Good work right there. :salut: :chef:
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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby Russ » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:15 pm

I've never had okra but I have a recipe for cooking it, Indian style. I will post a pic later. I'm downstairs with 3 of the grandkids ATM. They stayed last night.

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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby woodenvisions » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:07 pm

Got no chips on this table so I can't even begin to pretend I know Jack about Okra other than what I've seen on here.
Can someone " splain " to me what it tastes like or the consistency of it ?
If it's like Eggplant, I'm OUT like Elvis leaving the building :)
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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby rms827 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:12 am

Flavor... I'll let somebody who is more of a fan try to describe it.

As far as freezing it... My grandparents grew a whole row of Okra plants in their garden. 90% of it ended up zip locked or vacuum sealed and frozen. Always seemed to turn out OK. Blanching it SEEMS counter-intuitive on the surface (water expands when frozen, so you think it'd ruin the okra) but judging from the rave reviews OUP got, I'd say he's on the right track there. :salut: :cheers: :chef: :tup:
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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:22 am

Poco Pal, as far as taste goes, it just tastes like fried Okra - - - I can't think of anything to compare it to :salut: Nothing like egg plant, however :tdown:

RiMShot, I was skeptical also but pleasantly surprised, as was the Wiffy - - - "happy Wife, happy Life" :cheers:
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Beekeeper: Let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back
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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby woodenvisions » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:32 am

Lol, thx Emm..
Problem is, I don't even know what fried okra tastes like. Or Okra in any matter
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Re: Freezing Fresh Okra to Fry Later

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:34 am

Almost makes me wanna cry :(
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Beekeeper: Let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back

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