This recipe is about trust. Because I know okra can be a tough sell. I get it. And I'm not going to tell you that these grilled okra spears taste like French fries or anything else — they taste like okra. Which I happen to love.
I love their earthy and undeniably green flavor. I love the charred bits that get crispy on the grill (which are, admittedly, rather fry-like). I love the way the seeds pop between my teeth. This is the recipe that made fall in love with okra. Trust me on this one.