These long red okra pods were a wonderful find at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market a few weeks ago. Their lengthiness and delicately tapered ends truly call to mind their affectionate nickname, “Lady’s Fingers.” The rustic red was a lovely color that simply called out to me, so I bagged 1/2 a pound for $2.
The color didn’t stand a chance when the pods were cooked which was rather disheartening.
I’m glad I photographed some before eating them – these photos (while not professional by any means) are enchanting, the pods were delectable with a grassy note and notable gooeyness. Personally I like the notorious gooey effect of okra which I try to bring out in every dish I use it in.