How To Cook Okra Without The Slime?

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How do you remove the stickiness from okra?

Wash uncut Okra under running water, and then pat it dry with a cloth towel before cutting. This is the most important step in making sure you have non-slimy Okra. Some say that soaking Okra in a Vinegar and Water (mix together 1 cup Vinegar in a litre of water) solution for an hour can help reduce the slime.12 Apr 2016

Why does okra get slimy?

Why is Okra Slimy? Okra pods are known as “mucilaginous,” which results in a slimy or gooey mouthfeel when cooked. This “mucilage” or slime contains soluble fiber that we can digest. Keeping the pods intact and briefly cooking (think stir fry) can help to minimize the sliminess of the pod.11 Jun 2015

How do you keep okra from being slimy in soup?

Other cooking tips for reducing the slime involve prepping the okra in specific ways. Some say soaking the okra in vinegar for 30 minutes to one hour before cooking can reduce the sliminess. Just make sure to pat it completely dry before cooking.21 Sep 2017

Is it OK to eat slimy okra?

The entire okra plant is edible. The leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked like any other greens. High heat and longer cooking time will cut down on the slime factor but also on the health benefits. The slime okra is known for is called mucilage, and it’s actually good for you.24 Sep 2014