Stewed Okra

I recently started loving okra. My mom always hated it so I never had it growing up. It reminds be of a giant green beans in a way but super juicy. It has slime like texture inside which takes some getting use to but when cooking with it that liquid really helps thicken any sauce naturally. This is one of Jays favorite veggie dishes so I make it a lot in the fall when Okra is in season.

1 Pound Fresh Okra
1 Tablespoon Oil
1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce (can also be crushed tomato)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1/3 Cup Wine / Hard Cider or Water

Start by washing the okra and cutting into 1/2 inch size chunks. Add oil to pan and heat. Toss in Okra, salt, pepper and cook over high heat for 5 minutes on high. Add wine or cider and lower heat to medium. Now add tomato sauce and mix gently. Cook for another 10-15 minutes over medium heat until sauce thickens and okra becomes soft. Serve hot as a side dish with any protein.


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