Freezing Okra

I like to use okra in soups and other good-for-you veggie recipes…so I try to keep some on hand in my freezer. I wash fresh okra, blanch it, cool it quickly, then drain it well on a paper towel. I slice it, arrange the slices on a baking sheet and freeze. Once it’s frozen, the okra can easily be transferred to heavy-duty resealable plastic bags in the amounts called for in my recipes. I stash the bags in the freezer and use as needed. Maxine B., La Quinta, California