Boiled okra has been a favorite of mine since I was small. Boiled
okra sounds like a simple title to a recipe you couldn't mess up.
However if it's overcooked it becomes a slimy mess and you certainly
don't want that.
Small okra (2 - 3" avg.)
Salt and Pepper
Use a pot large enough to fit the okra 3/4 of the capacity. Add
water a little over half way and bring to a boil. Rinse okra and add
to the pot of boiling water. Boil 5 minutes (watch so it doesn't
foam over), stir and start testing the
Test the okra with a fork right below the crown (near the
stem) trying to
pierce it. As soon as the fork penetrates the okra it is done.
Remove the okra into a colander to drain and season.
To make testing easier, use a spoon to hold the okra and attempt
to pierce it. Be careful not to burn yourself.