This is another of those mystery vegetables popular in the South. Whole, I think their shape is entirely unappealing (and slightly indecent). Sliced, they look like jalapenos (not my favorite either).
As I explained to the Sous Chefs during The Interview, I haven’t had okra before, and I’m not going to cook it. I am only entrusting it to a professional. I will find a place that makes good okra, and I will eat it at that location. I am intimidated by okra, and I think it looks gross and slimy, so until I try it and like it, I don’t want to make it and have it be gross.