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Okra pickles
August 5, 2008, 4:29 am
Filed under: recipes

Okra loves the heat so I am harvesting vast amounts of pods. We are eating fried okra breaded in cornmeal, but I cannot keep up with the bounty so I am pickling the excess.


  • 1 quart of water
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 2 tsp of dill seeds
  • 1 pint of vinegar
  1. Bring brine to a boil and simmer until ready to use.
  • 3 pounds of okra
  • 4 large cloves of garlic
  1. Wash 4 pint canning jars in very hot water.
  2. Fill jars with washed okra tightly packed
  3. Add a clove of garlic to each jar.
  4. Pure brine over okra leaving 1/2 inch of room on the top. Put on canning lids and screw bands.
  5. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.
  6. Remove from bath and cool overnight.
  7. Check that jars are sealed.
  8. Write date on top and put away for at least 2 months to pickle.
  9. Enjoy.

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We ate the okra pickles where i forgot the garlic cloves and they were just as delicious.

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