*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                        Smothered Okra and Tomatoes
 
 Recipe By     : COOKING LIVE SHOW #CL8733
 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cooking Live                     Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      pounds        okra
    3      cups          chopped onions
    2      cups          chopped celery
    3      cups          chopped, peeled, and seeded tomatoes,
                         or 3 cups chopped canned tomatoes
    5                    bay leaves
      1/3  cup           vegetable oil
    1      tablespoon    plus 2 teaspoons salt
      1/2  teaspoon      cayenne
      1/2  teaspoon      freshly ground black pepper
    1      teaspoon      dried thyme
    2      tablespoons   chopped garlic
 
 
 Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
 
 Wash the okra under cool water. Cut off the stems and 
 slice each pod crosswise into 1/2-inch rounds. Combine 
 the okra and the rest of the ingredients in a large heavy 
 ovenproof pot, not cast iron. Mix well. Cover the pot 
 with a lid. Bake, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, 
 or until the slime has disappeared. Bake, uncovered, for 
 the last 15 minutes of the cooking time. The time will vary, 
 depending on the tenderness of the okra. Remove the bay
 leaves. 
 Serve immediately or let cool completely and store in freezer 
 ontainers.
 
 
 
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