Okra with Tomato Sauce

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

One of the best okra dishes I have ever sampled came about during a visit to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where it was difficult to find a soul-food restaurant. I discovered Dip’s Country Kitchen, and enjoyed this simply made but delectable dish of okra with tomato sauce.


  • 2 pounds fresh baby okra, or 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen whole okra<


  • Wash the okra well in cold water, whether fresh or frozen. If frozen is used, continue rinsing until the okra is defrosted. Drain well.
  • Put the okra in a saucepan and add about ½ cup cold water. Bring to the boil and cover. Let cook about 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, b