Bamia (Baked Okra with Lemon)
1 tb Corn oil or chicken fat
1/2 lb Ripe tomatoes, fresh or canned, diced
1/2 ts Salt, or to taste
1 lb Young okra, rinsed & trimmed 1/8-in from stem & tip
1/2 c Water
1 Lemon's juice, or more, to taste
Grease a heatproof glass or other rectangular baking dish with
oil or fat. Spread the diced tomato over the bottom and sprinkle
Lay each okra flat over the tomato in one or more layers. Pour the
water over all. Bake in a preheated 350F oven abt 45 minutes, enough
to cook okra but not long enough to dissolve it into mush. Do not
stir during baking. Remove dish from oven and pour the lemon juice
Serve warm. Serves 6 with other dishes.
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