Bamies Laderes – Okra Braised Recipe

Posted in on the 13th September, 2012


  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 lb. (500 g) okra
  • 1 can (400 g) peeled tomatoes and their juice, seeds removed
  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper

Bamies laderes is a healthy traditional vegetable Greek recipe with Okra braised in tomato-oil-sauce, also called in English-speaking countries as lady’s fingers or gumbo in olive oil.

Bamies Laderes Recipe Directions:

Clean and prepare the okra. Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until they take on a glassy appearance, than add the okra and sauté until they begin to soften and take on a slight brown color (about 10 minutes).

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir together over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, then add one cup of water and simmer together over a low heat for about 15 minutes until the okra are tender. They should be neither mushy nor take on a grey color- both the results of overcooking! As a variation, try adding cubes of sautéed ham. 3-4 servings.

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