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Stewed Okra


  • 1 1/2 pounds of fresh okra
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions
  • 8 med.sized ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tsp.finely chopped fresh hot chilies
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


In a 10 inch skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat. Put in onions and stir frequently, cook for 5 minutes. Add and stir in the tomatoes, chilies and garlic and cover for another 5 minutes. Add the okra, salt and pepper. Reduce heat and cover simmer for 15 to 20 until okra are tender.

Recipe sent by: Cristino Alicea from Florida.

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