Pickled Okra

Okra, came to North America along with some of the early slaves. It has become popular in Southern Cuisine and Pickled Okra is a delicious mode of preserving this underated vegetable. When Pickled it does not taste as much like many of the recipes in which okra is fired and cooked, it is unique. Depending on additives it can be made either spicy, garlicy or sweet.

Basic Pickled Okra

White vinegar
finely chopped Fresh Garlic
Dill Seed 1/4 tsp
Dill Weed 1/4 tsp.
Red Pepper Flakes to your taste
Alum (a dash)
Salt (a dash)
Sugar

 

Combine all ingredients with vinegar
boil and pour over okra. let cool and store.
Best eating if you wait at least 2 weeks.



Spicy Pickled Okra

2 pounds fresh okra
5 hot red or green peppers
1 qt. white vinegar
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons pickling salt
1 tablespoon celery seed

Wash okra. Pack in 5 hot sterilized pint jars together with 1 pepper and garlic clove per jar.

Pack okra in jars, alternating the okra facing up and down until jars are full.
Mix remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

Pour over okra and seal. Let stand 3 weeks before serving. 
Can be chilled before serving for crispness.


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