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Frozen Okra

Okra is a hearty vegetable that pairs deliciously in many southern dishes, like gumbo. If you have leftover okra you want to preserve, freezing is easy because okra is a high-water vegetable. Freeze okra, and you retain most of its nutritional value while reducing the prep time to cook with it later. Whether in stews, as a side dish, or fried up, frozen okra adds flavor while keeping meals healthy!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Course Preparation
Calories 299 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs okra

Instructions
 

  • Start by washing your okra in a 3:1 water and vinegar solution. Drain the water and give the okra another rinse in freshwater.
  • Chop off the okra stems and cut the okra into discs, sticks, or leave them whole. All pieces should be cut in a similar size.
  • Blanch the okra in boiling water for about 4 minutes. Transfer them to ice-cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Load the okra on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and leave it in the freezer for 3-4 hours.
  • When the okra has frozen solid, transfer them to freezer-safe bags. Remove as much air as possible before sealing them shut.
  • Label and date each bag before loading it into the freezer for long-term storage.

Nutrition

Sodium: 64mgCalcium: 744mgVitamin C: 209mgVitamin A: 6495IUSugar: 13gFiber: 29gPotassium: 2712mgCalories: 299kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 2gProtein: 18gCarbohydrates: 68gIron: 6mg
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