I finally collected enough Climbing Okra (Luffa acutangula) to cook a batch.
I saved the large pods for seed. (Don’t panic people.)
First wash the pods.
Remove the ends and cut the rest into sections.
Toss the pieces in cornmeal.
Fry in oil.
Drain and put in a pan on paper towels.
It smells like okra. It tastes like okra. But it’s luffa.
Delicious to eat and lovely to grow.
Next post will be more about the vine.