Stewed okras with potatoes

  • LIKE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  • 1 kilo fresh okras
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large, ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper

PREPARATION

Clean the okras and rinse them well, then strain and season them with salt. Pour the olive oil in a pot and heat it slightly over low heat. Add the onion chopped in thin slices and saute for 2-3 minutes, but don’t let it get golden brown. Add the potatoes and two cups of water. Cover the pot and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Then add the parsley, okras, tomatoes (diced into small pieces) and a cup of water. Cover the pot and simmer for approx. 15 minutes. Uncover the pot, raise heat and continue cooking for 20 more minutes. Five minutes before this time expires, add the lemon juice, salt, pepper. Then raise and shake slightly by holding the handles. Do not use a fork to stir. Replace the pot on the stovetop, turn heat off, and let pot stand over heat for 6- 8 more minutes. Serve warm or cold.
Source: Prefecture of Chania