Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Yankee Okra

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  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Northerners or 2 to 3 S
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1 pound okra pods, each less than 3 inches long

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme

1 teaspoon minced fresh basil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Wash the okra, trim the stems, but leave on the caps.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the okra and saute, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, thyme, basil, and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and serve immediately.