Pickled Okra

Yield: 5 pints

2 pounds small fresh okra
5 small hot peppers
5 cloves garlic, peeled
5 teaspoons dill seed
5 teaspoons celery seed
3 cups white vinegar
3 cups water
1/3 cup pickling salt
1/4 cup sugar

Wash okra in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Using manufacturer’s directions, sterilize five one-pint canning jars along with lids and rings.

Pack okra in jars, alternating facing up and down until jars are full. To each jar, add one pepper, one garlic clove, and one teaspoon dill seed and one teaspoon celery seed seed.

In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, whisk together vinegar, water, salt and sugar and bring to a boil.

Carefully pour mixture over okra, making sure liquid completely covers okra, but leaves a small amount of head space between liquid and top of jar.

Seal jars and place into canning pot with enough water to cover tops of the jars by 1 inch. Bring water to a boil; continue to boil for 10 minutes.

Remove jars from the water and let cool at room temperature.

Let stand 3 weeks at room temperature before serving.
Chill before serving for added crispness. Refrigerate jars after opening.

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6 Comments so far »

  1. Tina S. from TN said

    August 18 2008 @ 3:12 pm

    I am a first time canner. I tried some pickled Okra and LOVED it. A friend gave us some fresh Okra so I thought I would try doing it myself. I search for recipes, found this one and went with it. I have to say that I REALLY liked it. Others have tried it and they like it too. It was super easy to do and the outcome was GREAT! Thanks for the recipe

  2. Sandra Moss said

    August 24 2008 @ 9:03 pm

    This is a question, is it possible to make sweet pickled okra?

  3. Chef Rick said

    August 26 2008 @ 2:06 pm

    Yes. Here’s a recipe from my friends at Cajun-Recipe.com:

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  5. richard said

    May 22 2011 @ 8:39 am

    what is a canning pot? im gonna try yo make pickled okra this year cause i love the stuff i got yor recipe i have read some that say boil the okra in the vinegar and water mix together then put okra in jar then add chiles and garlic which way is better and easier thanks richard

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