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post #21916 of 24866
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

The wife did up some kale chips last weekend. Seasoned them heavily to disguise the flavor, even the baby ate them - well, at least the parts that didn't crumble as we held them.
gotta admit: everybody else loves them but i still do not get the point of kale chips.
post #21917 of 24866
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

as right as you are about greens, you're just as wrong about brussels sprouts. i love them. steam them until they're just barely tender, then cut them in quarters (center should still be a little crisp). render bacon, sweat shallots, reduce red wine vinegar to a glaze, then toss the sprouts in that. finish with chopped pistachios or walnuts. good stuff.

Sounds good...except I'd also brown the sprouts some how...
post #21918 of 24866
I think people that say they do not like certain vegetables just have not had them prepared the right way. That is true with Brussels sprouts and my mother, and it is also true of my uncle and asparagus, who would never go near them until I made an asparagus soup last spring and now he can't get enough of them! Matt, maybe you just aren't cooking them properly? Or you should maybe try East coast Brussels sprouts. I think the colder weather benefits their flavor.
post #21919 of 24866
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Originally Posted by mgm9128 View Post

I think people that say they do not like certain vegetables just have not had them prepared the right way. That is true with Brussels sprouts and my mother, and it is also true of my uncle and asparagus, who would never go near them until I made an asparagus soup last spring and now he can't get enough of them! Matt, maybe you just aren't cooking them properly? Or you should maybe try East coast Brussels sprouts. I think the colder weather benefits their flavor.

No, no, I'm pretty sure that I will never, ever, under any circumstances like okra, no matter how it's prepared, no matter who weeps as I shove them aside or leave them untouched.
post #21920 of 24866
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

No, no, I'm pretty sure that I will never, ever, under any circumstances like okra, no matter how it's prepared, no matter who weeps as I shove them aside or leave them untouched.

No way, okra is awesome. Double awesome if fried icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #21921 of 24866
I hate okra. I don't actually mind brussel sprouts, though I can't say I understand the devotion to them, but other than pickled, okra is too snotty for me.
post #21922 of 24866
thomas is busy revealing unsavory aspects to his character today.
post #21923 of 24866
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

No way, okra is awesome. Double awesome if fried icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Eugh. even fried.
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

I hate okra. I don't actually mind brussel sprouts, though I can't say I understand the devotion to them, but other than pickled, okra is too snotty for me.

The Mrs. pickles okra and has it's garnered a few fans. I've yet to try it, though.
post #21924 of 24866
In 99% of cases I would probably prefer okra to be inserted into my asshole than my mouth.

I do like kale chips.
post #21925 of 24866
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

thomas is busy revealing unsavory aspects to his character today.

what do you mean today? I've been consistent with the okra hate.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/204017/the-okra-hate-thread
post #21926 of 24866
I dislike slimy okra. I'm quite fond of non-slimy okra. Just prepare it the right way... wink.gif That is, under no circumstances must the interior of the okra come in contact with liquids,
I must add though that I prefer -- to the extent to which one can compare these two vegetables -- brussels sprouts over okra.
post #21927 of 24866
Liquid isn't what makes okra slimy.
post #21928 of 24866
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

In 99% of cases I would probably prefer okra to be inserted into my asshole than my mouth.
good to know!
post #21929 of 24866
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Liquid isn't what makes okra slimy.
What is it then? I've read that contact with water should be avoided (i.e. the knife with which you cut the okras -- in case you cut them -- has to be completely dry). Well, at least it worked that way.

I rubbed the okras with a wet towel. Blanched them for two minutes, then dried them thoroughly. Cut them up and dried the knife after each cut. Haven't cooked them often though. Last time for Drew's Japanese curry.
post #21930 of 24866
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

What is it then? I've read that contact with water should be avoided (i.e. the knife with which you cut the okras has to be completely dry). Well, at least it worked that way.

It is slimy because it is slimy. Heat brings it out, cutting it brings it out. It has slime inside it.
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