Okra, aka “Lady Fingers,” that Cinderella of vegetables, is indigenous to West Africa. Among the Ewe people of the Volta Region, there is a short fat type known as Anlo fetri after the region where it originated. (The Ewe word for okra is fetri, and the word for soup or stew is detsi.) This version is one we prepared at Flair Catering. Though it is somewhat time-consuming to prepare the okra this way for this soup, the result rewards your efforts. It is a delicious way to try okra if you never have before.
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