Okra is a vegetable that is available year-round. Because it has high levels of vitamins and minerals, it is a good addition to many dishes. However, since it is a unique vegetable, the preparation of it is slightly different than most. Okra has a light fuzz on its surface layer that some opt to remove before cooking it. You can easily remove the fuzz without damaging the okra.
Things You'll Need
- Nylon net or nylon brush
- Cloth dish towel
Wash the okra with water. Shake some of the excess water from the okra before preparing to remove the fuzz.
Use a small piece of nylon net or a nylon brush to rub the okra's surface and remove the fuzz. Be gentle in rubbing the okra's surface. Do not pierce or damage the okra.
Rinse the okra a second time to ensure that you have removed all of the fuzz from the okra's surface. Check for any remaining fuzz on the okra's surface.
Use a dish towel to gently rub the okra's surface and remove any remaining fuzz. Rinse the okra and follow your recipe's instructions for cooking the okra.