I've never cooked with okra before. Before trying this recipe, I think the only way I've ever eaten it is fried.
Okra kind of oozes something sticky out of it, which is a little gross, and means that you have to be very careful when trimming the ends -- just cut a little off!
The okra is lightly sauteed in olive oil and then removed from the heat.
The same olive oil is again used to cook onion, tomato, and garlic into a sauce -- then add the okra back in along with boiling water. Cook until most of the water has evaporated and then top with salt and pepper.
This was okay, but it mostly just tasted like onion and tomato -- the okra itself doesn't seem to have a whole lot of flavor, at least not in this preparation.
okra -- $1.76
tomato -- $.81
onion -- $.46 (half left)
Total Cost of Okra Middle Eastern Style: $3.03
($1.51 per serving)