Recently I was looking around at various nuts in my grocer and in the same section stumbled on okra that had been flash fried and freeze dried from what I can tell. The entire thing is in there and they are extremely crunchy. So my mind started wandering and I was thinking it would be interesting to use them in a spice grinder to make a sort of "okra powder". Has anyone experimented with something like that? I believe they make several other foods including french green beans.
I may try it out with a classic southern dish of okra and stewed tomatoes. I could use gelatin to make a stewed tomato broth cube, add an onion foam, and sprinkle the okra powder on and around. It would be interesting texturally but I'm not sure that the flavors would be balanced.