Looking for new ways to incorporate greens into your diet? Consider giving okra another chance, even if you don't enjoy its slimy texture. Slicing okra into rounds and frying it in seasoned cornmeal can reduce the gooey center and create a crispy coating. The heat from frying reduces the viscosity of okra's sliminess. The cornmeal absorbs some of the slime and creates a crunchy texture. Thinly sliced okra can also be fried for a crispy crunch or eaten raw for a low-slime option.