Skillet Okra with Garlic

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Skillet Seared Okra with Garlic
Skillet Seared Okra with Garlic

Skillet Seared Okra with Garlic

Both the Loon and I really love okra.  Okay..down south, you’re mostly going to see it fried…it’s also stewed nicely with tomatoes…but the simplicity of this dish, cooked over high heat in a large skillet with oil, garlic and a few seasonings…make this amazing.  Serve it with your favorite dishes such as chicken fried rice, smothered pork chops, or country-style ribs!

Okra in the skillet with garlic

Okra in the skillet with garlic

Skillet Okra with Garlic
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This skillet okra with garlic is the perfect side for you favorite Southern dish. If using fresh okra, go with the smaller pods. But I'll tell you, even a 1 lb bag of frozen okra works beautifully.
Recipe type: Southern
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 6
  • 1 pound of okra
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of adobo all-purpose seasoning (I like Goya)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
  1. If using fresh okra...cut the ends of the okra and cut into ½ inch slices. If using frozen, chopped....just open the bag.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the okra, garlic, adobo seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, until tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.



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