Cooking Louisiana  -  Boiled Okra
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.

Boiled Okra

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 okra.

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.