I have a confession to make.
I didn't, until tonight, know for sure what okra looks like.
We got some callaloo greens in our organic produce delivery this week. I found a soup recipe on-line that calls for okra, so I headed to the store. I knew they had it in the freezer section, but I saw what I thought was okra in the overripe fruit & veggie rack. So I grabbed a pack and started asking random customers, "Do you know if this is okra?"
I asked 3 people. No one knew.
So, I bought it anyway.
I went to the Arabic produce store, and they had what I thought was okra. So I asked the woman working there if it was okra, and it was.
I think the only time I've had okra, it was battered and deep-fried. Pretty sad!