The first thing that comes to mind when I hear of fried ochro is fry ochro and sada roti. It's like a match made in heaven. And, of course, you have to to eat it "break and dip style" and really get your hands into the food to make the experience more fulfilling. I have been eating fry ochro since I could remember and when I got it for lunch to carry to school, it was a treat.
The Method For Fry Ochro
To many, when they hear of fry ochro (okra) you may think of deep frying it, like I saw Gina Neely did once. That I will have to try also with some chadon beni chutney, but this method is a little different (but also simple as you will see in a moment).
Since this okra recipe goes great with sada roti I believe that you could also try it with hops bread or a little roast bake.... Fry bake? Maybe, but it's not the norm, but hey! I don't see any trinifood police telling me how to eat, so by all means it's worth a try. LOL!!!
Before I go, I must mention one thing when cooking the ochro in this recipe. Make sure to fry it enough until all of the mucilage disappears, because the slimy look could be a turn off :-). If you enjoy this ochro recipe, I invite you to try Ochro Rice, another Trini favourite.... Now without further ado here's Fry Ochro (Okra). Enjoy!
Fry Ochro Recipe
FRY OCHRO (OKRA)
12 ochroes (okras)
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. oil
salt to taste
pepper to taste
Chop the ochroes, onion, and garlic.
Sauté the onion and garlic until golden brown. Add the ochro.
then add salt and pepper to taste. Fry the ochro until it has a golden colour.
Note: the ochro loses its mucilage (slime) when properly cooked. The fried ochro is ready to be served.
That's it for another fine week of posts. So see you on Monday with another set of delicious Trini meals, hot off the stove just for you to enjoy. If you have any topics on food or cooking you would like to discuss, you can check out my facebook group. It's free to join. Bye!
Fry Ochro (Okra)
- 12 ochroes okras
- ½ onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Salt to taste optional
- Pepper to taste optional
- Chop the ochroes, onion, and garlic. Saute the onion and garlic until golden brown add the ochro then add salt and pepper to taste Fry the ochro until it has a golden colour.
This looks wonderful! I love okra, and I'm always on the hunt for new and interesting things to do with it.
we make fry okra the same way too.....and i used to carry this with sada paratha as well....i grow my own organic okra n it's in season now.
No all I want is some rice and dhal.
my husband was convinced by a market vendor to buy a whole bag of probably 50 ochros, so he bought it and brought it home for me. I had to look for some recipes quickly because i am not usually a big user of ochros. I found this one and it looked so appetizing, i tried it yesterday morning, and wow! i love ochro! My husband loved it too. I don't have a tava, so i couldn't try my hand at sada roti one time, but we ate it with some whole wheat hops i had on hand. delicious. guess what? i made some again this morning! 🙂 thanks for this recipe! you saved me from an ochro meltdown! lol
Ochro doesn't last long at my home when I make it this way so I know what you're talking about. I also have a recipe for ochro rice too that you could check out http://bit.ly/bbcX2. Thank you for your comment.
Yum. Great recipe. Even my hubby who doesn't like okra said it was good.