How do I keep the okra from getting slimy?
Putting the okra into the roux works well.
Very important step to finishing your roux. Add the veggies, and esp the okra at this point, and cook their little hearts out. You should be able to cut off the fire in 2 mins or so, then keep stirring until all is calm. The veggies will cook, and you'll be pleasantly suprised with NO okra goo.