To boil okra, bring a saucepan of water to a boil with lemon juice, add salt and bring back to a boil, and add cleaned okra. Boil for twenty minutes, or until tender. After the okra is cooked, add butter and salt and pepper to taste.Continue Reading
Gather the following ingredients and equipment: medium saucepan, knife, strainer, butter, okra, salt, black pepper and lemon juice.
Place enough water in a saucepan to cover your okra. Add 1/2 a lemon's juice to the water per 2 pounds of okra being cooked. Lemon juice will prevent the okra from breaking apart and becoming slimy.
Cut the tops off the okra and wash well.
Once the water is boiling, add the salt. Bring back to a rapid boil and add your okra. Cook for 30 minutes, or until tender.
Strain the okra from the water. Season with butter and salt and black pepper to taste.
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