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Okra Double Dippers
© John Kernick

Okra Double Dippers

  • SERVINGS: 6 to 8
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This okra gets not one but two coatings: Dip first in miso mayonnaise, then add crunch with sesame seeds or heat with fresh chiles.

  1. 1 pound okra
  2. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  3. 2 tablespoons white miso (also called shiro miso)
  4. Black and white sesame seeds and thinly sliced fresh red chiles, for dipping
  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, blanch the okra until bright green, about 30 seconds; drain well. Transfer the okra to a baking sheet and refrigerate until it has cooled slightly.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the miso. Put the sesame seeds and chiles in 2 small bowls. To eat, dip the okra spears in the miso mayonnaise, then dip in the toppings.