Fresh Buttered Okra Recipe

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Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Okra1 Pound
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Butter2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 356 Calories from Fat 218

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.1%

Saturated Fat 15.5 g77.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.5 mg

Sodium 1977.5 mg82.4%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.6%

Dietary Fiber 14.5 g58.1%

Sugars 5.5 g

Protein 9 g18.7%

Vitamin A 49% Vitamin C 159.5%

Calcium 37.6% Iron 20.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash okra; cut off stem end.
Keep okra whole if small; otherwise, cut in half.
Place okra in a 1-quart saucepan; cover with water; drain water off completely.
Add salt.
Cover tightly and cook over medium heat until lid spins freely, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Do not lift cover.
Reduce heat to the lowest temperature; cook 6 minutes.
Remove cover and add butter.
Replace cover; turn off heat.
Keep covered until butter melts or until ready to serve.