What Is Okra?
Okra is a fruit, though it is eaten as a vegetable. The light green seed pods are cooked whole or sliced, so preparation is extremely easy, and it can be cooked in so many ways. However, choosing the right cooking method, such as frying, grilling, sautéeing, and pan-roasting, can reduce or prevent it from becoming slimy. Grocery stores in the U.S. typically sell fresh okra by the pound during the summer months when it’s in season. It’s pricier in the winter months when it’s imported. Drying okra using a dehydrator is a great way to preserve an abundant crop for future use, but it’s also a simple way to prepare a decidedly slime-free okra.