Drying Okra

United States
September 1, 2006 1:49pm CST
How would I dry Okra? I am told to do it on the vine, but do I just stop watering, do I pull it and hang upside down. When dried they make beautiful little angels for the Christmas tress. Saw some at a Craft show, but didn't get to ask the lady who had them about drying, she only said had to dry on the plant.
4 responses
@sedel1027 (17874)
• United States
1 Sep 06
I would think you would dry okra like you would dry any other vegetabe. I wouldn't put it out side, but if you have a garage, leve it in there so that animals and bugs won't get to it. Since it is still summer, it should be more than warm enough to dry out your okra. Don't put in plastic bags because you will get condensation and ultimately mold. You may try taking a hanger, put some clothes pins on it, and hang the okra from the clothes pins. That way you can hang up the okra on a shlf or even your garage door tracks and keep it out of yout way. My moms drys vegetable on a paper towel on top of her dryer that is in her garage. If you have one, you could also use a food dehydrator.
• United States
10 Oct 06
I did not receive any constructive answer on how to do it, so I just left some of the okras on the plant, picked small ones and ate, and they drid really nice, will have to use them next year as too late to make our Christmas angels for this year, just thought you mightlike to know, also went to our fair and they had used some for a dry arrangement.
@sedel1027 (17874)
• United States
10 Oct 06
Thanks. I was wondering what you decided to try.
@arcadia (94)
• India
1 Sep 06
Okra..is it like a fruit?
• United States
10 Oct 06
Okra is a vegetable mostly grown in the South and we either slice the larger ones in rounds, mix equal amounts of flour and cornmeal and dip them in it, then fry in a small amount of oil untle crispy. My mom was from Tenn. and she use to make it, taght me how, really is good.
@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
10 Oct 06
Dry 8 to 10 hours in a dehydrator or 4 to 6 hours in the oven until very brittle
@swolecat (1278)
• United States
2 Sep 06
Put the Okra inside the top of the box one the water goes away just attach each part hope this helps