11 okra recipes for lovers (and haters) of okra

The vegetable even vegetable-lovers love to hate.

It's the vegetable that even vegetable-lovers love to hate. But we're quite certain these okra recipes will convert even the most stubborn anti-okra diner – there's Tony Tan's stir-fried okra with garlic and ginger, for example, or the addictive crisp-fried okra by Melbourne's now-closed Bar Saracen. When choosing okra, look for small, green pods, free of bruises and blemishes, and tips that will snap off like fresh green beans. Slicing open okra pods releases their mucilaginous fibres – if you'd prefer to avoid this, keep the okra whole where possible.