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Is there any way to use oversized okra?

I accidentally let some of my okra grow much too large. It's about six inches long, and I've heard that it's inedible at this size--per this video it should be 2 1/2" to 3". Is there any way to ...
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How can I reduce the sliminiess of okra?

I don't particularly mind the slime in okra, but my wife hates it. Is there a proven technique for reducing the sliminess? I do wish to make an Indian simmered curry (Bhindi) with it, so frying is ...
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What is that gooey stuff from okra?

When cooking okra in a bit of water, the water becomes gooey. What does the okra release that makes the water slimy? Would the goo have other culinary uses (as an additive to thicken sauces or ...
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How can I adjust my recipe for étouffée to prevent the addition of okra to it from making the dish too gummy?

This is my recipe for étouffée: 4 Tbsp butter 4 Tbsp flour 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup minced bell pepper 2 toes minced garlic 1/2 cup chopped green onion 3 Tbsp chopped parsley 1/2 ...
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Interesting use for Okra as the main ingredient in a dish?

I had a few handfuls of fresh Okra delivered with the last CSA delivery. I'm looking for an interesting way to cook a dish featuring it. I also have: One eggplant Some pumpkin One leek Lots of ...