here's Tom's method of smothering massive amounts of Okra to freeze.
not see a use for this but what the heck.... its free......
gallon Stainless Steel pot with handles and lid that is oven proof.
Green Velvet Okra can be picked, the crown of the pod cut off,
washed and let dry.
okra can be bagged and frozen for a short period of time until
your garden has produced enough for a large quantity to smother.
the fresh okra (or thaw the frozen okra) and slice it about
the 5 gallon pot about 3/4 full of sliced okra.
cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
cups of water
tablespoons of salt
and bake at 350°F for 4 hours.
good once every hour.
this method because I don't want tomatoes in all of the okra dishes
I cook, particularly Okra Gumbo.
LA Green Velvet variety because its picked very small, the seeds in
the pods are very small, and there is very little air space in the
pods which is better to keep the okra from breaking apart when used
in dishes. I choose Apple Cider Vinegar because it's much
healthier, and much easier to digest than Distilled
okra cools, put in freezer bags to freeze.