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                        OKRA WITH TOMATOES & ONIONS
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lb           Fresh young okra
      3/4   lb           Onion -- sliced thickly
    6       tb           Olive oil
    3                    Garlic cloves -- halved
    1       lb           Tomatoes -- skinned & sliced
                         Salt and black pepper
    1                    Lemon (juice only)
   Wash okra. Cut off any hard stems and dry okra
   thoroughly. Heat oil in large saucepan and fry onions
   with the halved garlic cloves until slightly soft,
   transparent, and golden. Add okra and continue to fry
   until slightly softened. Add the sliced tomatoes and
   saute for a few min. longer. Season to taste with salt
   and pepper. Cover with water, bring to a boil and
   simmer until the okra is very tender, usually about 1
   hour. Squeeze in the lemon juice and cook for a
   further 15 min. (If using canned okra, cooking time
   will be much shorter. Serve hot or cold. If to be
   served cold, allow to cool in the saucepan before
   turning out into a serving dish. Recipe from “A Book
   of Middle Eastern Food” by Claudia Roden. Alfred A.
   Knopf, 1972. Posted by DEBORAH AKYUREK, Prodigy ID#
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