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Offline LemonsCorner

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Dehydrating Okra
« on: October 05, 2013, 07:19:42 PM »
My son said he tasted some great dehydrated Okra that came from South Carolina. I thought I would try to duplicate this snack food tonight.

Here's my plan:

1. I rinsed the Okra
2. I blanched the Okra for 3 minutes followed by a cold bath for 3 minutes
3. I patted the Okra dry with a paper towel
4. Next, brushed lightly with olive oil
5. I used sea salt on half and Greek seasoning on the other half

They are in the dehydrator at 125F now. Hoping for the best.

Has anyone else tried to make this snack?

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Re: Dehydrating Okra
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 10:14:08 PM »
No. But I'd think dehydrating whole okra to be a challenge.  I have seen some commercial packages that appeared to be dehydrated but were actually "flash fried" in canola oil.   It was at a grocery kiosk with green beans, green peas, and banana chips, each done the same way.

Some things just don't dehydrate well.  Chopped (sliced) okra might be easier.

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Re: Dehydrating Okra
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 10:58:08 PM »
The best way to preserve okra is to cut it up, fry it and then eat it and fatten up for the winter like a bear.

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Re: Dehydrating Okra
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 11:28:52 PM »
I found my dried Okra yesterday I will see if I can get a photo of it up. It came to me frozen from gleaners and they came out beautifully.

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Re: Dehydrating Okra
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 01:22:57 AM »
I have dehydrated lots of okra, really grows well here and have lots of surplus. I just cut them up and place them in the dehydrator, no special treatment. Use the dried okra in soups and stews only, haven't ever tried to rehydrate them and eat them.

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Re: Dehydrating Okra
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 06:29:18 PM »
I love dehydrating okra. I do nothing to it. I slice it and dry it. No blanching. When I am cooking a big pot of wonderful savory stew or soup in winter I throw in a hand full or two at the beginning and it is amazing

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Re: Dehydrating Okra
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 06:40:24 PM »
You guys and gals are killing me with the okra talk. Found some on a menu on the coast today and had to have some. Heaven......broke the mouth.


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