Crispy Okra Salad
In 2018, Food & Wine named this recipe one of our 40 best: Okra can fall into the love-it-or-hate-it category. But this method for preparing the vegetable, where it's sliced into thin strips and fried until crispy, sways even the biggest skeptics. It's the brainchild of Indian chef Suvir Saran, who first thought to cut okra into strips and not rounds when he was just a kid. As an adult, he took it one step further and incorporated the crispy okra into a spiced salad with crunchy onions and fresh tomatoes.