I think that bacon makes anything taste better. This recipe works best with young tender pods 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch of okra. For this dish, I don’t slice the pods. I just trim the long stem from the cap. Some don’t like okra because of gelatinous liquid. Not slicing avoids this. But if you use the okra in a gumbo, darn it, you just need that thickening slime.
This year in the garden I have a type that will have red pods. I can hardly wait to pickle both the green and red pods. My canning pantry will look like Christmas all year until we eat them.
- 2 slices of Bacon, well cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 pound of tender Okra pods, trimmed but well whole
- Sea Salt to taste
Cook the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and crumble. Saute the okra in the bacon dripping in a medium medium until browned. About 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a serving bowl. Mix in bacon crumbles and Toss gently. Salt to taste.