First, rinse the okra pods and drain in a colander. You probably know that most okra is green and you may not have ever seen any red okra. Today, I had 4 pods of red that I threw in with the green. Do not dry the pods. Leave them a little damp.
After a few minutes, you will notice that the red okra turns a dark green. The slice on the left is a piece of red okra.
Now, here is the secret of this recipe that makes it so good. When the okra is tender, beat an egg with a fork.
And, pour it into the pan with the okra. Then, stir it around quickly so that the egg breaks up into small pieces and coats the okra pieces.
Today, I served this as the main course, along with mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and tomatoes. Everything on the plate came from our garden.
Even Tom, who is a mostly "meat and potatoes" sort of guy, likes okra fixed this way. So, I encourage you to be adventuresome and give this a try. You may discover that you like okra after all!