Okra, Best Way to freeze????

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by lockedhearts, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I went and bought horse feed and they had some Okra, so they gaveme some.
    Hubby doesn't eat it so I need to freeze what I didn't bread and fry the other night for dinner.
    What is the best way to freeze it, should I cut and bread it first or not?
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    I recommend that circular metal can outside the garage. It will definitely freeze in winter.

    (can you tell I hate Okra??? [​IMG] )
     
  3. RASTACHICKI

    RASTACHICKI Out Of The Brooder

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    OKRA is a beautiful!!! You can bread and freeze it or i prefer to chop it up and brown it in a cast iron skillet with olive oil, freeze it, then use it for making GUMBO. i made a fresh pot of duck gumbo yesterday from all the wild ducks i shot last hunting season. Okra is great for GUMBO.
     
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I have a recipe for Gumbo that is awesome, maybe I should just make another pot and forego freezing it, hubby will eat it in Gumbo but not fried.
     
  5. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    You can freeze it whole or sliced up, either way. Lucky you!! I LOVE Gumbo!

    Shelly
     
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    okra is SUPER easy to freeze; you can rinse, pat it dry, and freeze it whole or cut / sliced crosswise. No blanching is necessary; just seal it into a zipper style bag after forcing most of the air out of the bag. It will keep up to a year or so *except ours never lasts that long!* Enjoy! If you like green tomatoes, you should try dicing some green tomatoes into your sliced okra, put flour or cornmeal (or some people use a mixture of both flour AND meal) in the bowl your veggies are in and stir to coat well, then turn into a hot frying pan with enough oil to let the okra & tomatoes brown. Stir occasionally until the veggies are browned and the tomatoes are tender. Salt to taste (some use black pepper too; I prefer it w/o the pepper) and enjoy!
     
  7. I just wash, dry and slice it into either a glad tub or a freezer ziplock bag, we love okra tomatoes and cream style corn with cornbread.I just add some evoo in an iron skillet add chopped onion and okra until almost done, add a can of tomatoes and some fresh or frozen cream corn and cook, if ' not thick enough to suit me, I use instant potatoes or cornstarch to thicken, and just pour over cornbread. marrie
    evoo-extra virgin olive oil,after looking at the price of evoo, I think Iwill go to canola oil or something cheaper,could not believe the prioe
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  8. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Like Sundance, I just wash and let it dry. Cut up and put in gallon size ziplock freezer bags and then take out what I need to fry or we put it in a cast iron skillet or dutch oven in some olive oil and just cook it down slow. Don't add water. So yummy.
     
  9. punkin

    punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first year that I put mine up whole. I usually cut it up. I think I like it put up whole best.
     
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:*not ABOUT to admit how long it took me to figure out what "evoo" was* [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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