Have you ever tried Okra? It's a southern staple, and here's what it looks like in the garden ...
Up close, it's a thing of beauty.
It's a relative of the hybiscus and the part that you eat are the pointy looking seed pods that are picked while the pod is green and supple.
Wash 'em, slice 'em, slather them with cornmeal breading, fry 'em and then eat 'em. Does life get any better?