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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:21 pm 
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I just finished making 5 jars of okra pickles. I love okra and anything pickled.

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 Post subject: Re: okra pickles
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:45 pm 
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How do you make okra pickles?

I have 3 okra plants this year and this is the first year growing them for me. I started them without a plan for what to do with them as part of my program of trying new crops to see what grows well and goes over well with the family - turns out okra is a big hit and I've been asked to double or triple production next year. That will probably exceed our ability to use it and I'd have some to pickle. Right now we get 3-6 pods every other day or so and they get put into most of the food we cook.

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 Post subject: Re: okra pickles
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:38 am 
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You can follow any pickle recipe but here is the one I used from Ball Blue book of preserving


yields about 4 pints

okra pickles

3 1/2 lbs of small okra pods
1/3 cup canning salt
2 teaspoons dill seed
3 cups water
3 cups of vinegar (I used apple cider)
4 garlic cloves
4 small piece of sliced ginger
2 small hot peppers cut in half

Trim stems of okra, being careful not cut pods, set aside. Combine salt, dill seed, water and vinegar in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil. Pack okra into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Put one clove of garlic and 1 piece of ginger in each jar. Ladel hot liquid over okra, leaving 1/4 inche headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust two piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.

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 Post subject: Re: okra pickles
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: okra pickles
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I love pickled okra. My sister makes up a bunch of cans and hands them out. I like to add some hot peppers in mine to give them a little kick. I've never grown okra in my garden but I need to plant some next time.

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