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When you say water bath, for the quicker method, what do you mean? I only see answers for that when you’re canning. I really want to try the quicker method just to see if my family will like them.
Hi Lucy, I don’t think I’ve mentioned any method other than what I’ve described above. The water bath is actually necessary to cook the okra. If you didn’t want to pack jars perhaps you could just boil the okra in the pickling liquid for 15 minutes instead, you’ll probably need twice as much pickling liquid.
Hi Elise, I just put up 2 quart jars of this recipe for Okra and I’m so excited to try some. I hope it turns out the way it’s suppose to. My husband loves fried Okra and so do I but when I saw this recipe I knew I had to give it a try. We have 5 plants in the garden this year so there has been lots to share. Thanks for sharing !
I grew two okra plants this year. They produced okra faster than I could use it, so I froze some. Can I use the frozen pods for pickles?
Hi Melissa, great question! I don’t see why not, though I haven’t tried to make pickles with frozen okra. If any one reading this has, and would like to offer advice here, please do!
Don’t have coriander seeds but I have ground coriander. Can I use that and how much? Karen
Hi Karen, ground coriander may turn the pickling liquid cloudy, so I would just skip it if you don’t have any.
I made these from your recipe today. Unfortunately, only two of the four sealed properly. Don’t worry, we’ll eat them, but I wonder what I might have done wrong. Jars too full is the only thing I can think of. Any ideas?
Hi Kim, it could be the jar was too full, or maybe the lids were screwed on too tightly.
I’ve used a dill pickle recipe that is real successful. Gonna try this too
These were absolutely amazing!! The recipe was super easy to follow, and the results were well worth the time it took to pack the okra into the jars. This will be a seasonal must-do! Thanks so much :)
I am currently being patient to let mine cure for a week… going to make Bloody Mary’s tomoorow, poolside, for the reveal. So glad i read the comments to the end, as i did make slices in the okra as a couple of commenters suggested.
has anyone ever poked holes in their okra to help allow juice and flavors to soak in better. an 80 yr old woman asked me
Hi! Thanks for replying to comments! I am new to canning, I cram and mash and squeeze as much okra into my jars and leave hardly any air room, I also brake of fracture there cell walls, Is that ok? I am not providing a bacteria breeding round right? Thanks for you time!
How many plants does it take to produce enough okra for a couple jars? I have 3 plants and they’re just starting to flower. Am I going to wind up with enough to pickle? Thanks!
Hi Liz, the issue with okra plants is that the okra don’t all ripen at once. With my 2 okra plants and the okra come in a few at a time, which is fine for adding them to stews and other recipes, or for freezing. For pickles I have to supplement my supply with okra from the farmer’s market. To have enough okra to pickle at any one point in time, perhaps you will need 5 plants? If there is anyone else reading this who grows okra, please feel free to chime in.
My husband used a fertilizer called Super Thrive on my 3 okra plants so I am having to pick okra every other day! That being said, I think the amount your plants produce depends on things such as the quality of your soil, type of fertilizer, etc.
I have 16- 20 plants and have to pick twice a day so they don’t get too big. It takes about 5- to get enough to 7-8 jars.
I live 770 feet above sea level, What should the cooking time be? Thanks!
Hi Michelle, that elevation shouldn’t make any difference.
I just love this recipe and so did my mom. She nearly ate the whole jar in one sitting. I had to stop her. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Up until now, we were both non-okra eaters. If it wasn’t for a friend who said that if I made pickled okra, she’d by a jar, I would never imagine doing so. So I’ve been making them regularly ever since. This recipe should be kept secret. Just saying.
Thank you again. Very delicious.
I’ve used this recipe for two years and LOVE it. Simple, tasty and great reviews from all that eat it!!!
Probably a dumb question… but is cider vinegar just apple cider vinegar?
Hi Sarah, yes, cider vinegar is apple cider vinegar.
i made the pickled okra last night. used everything in the recipe ,but, it is cloudy.
What caused this. can I use distilled vinegar instead of cider?
When I make mine i heat/boil it till its clear. till the salt dissolves. You can see it become clear with no cloudiness. I personally don’t use sugar in mine,
That could have been the brand of salt that you used. Some can cause the liquid to cloud, why I use canning salt rather than other.
what kind of okra are you growing and pickling ,I can Louisiana Velvet have been for years and sell them around our area and share with family and friends
Hi I have a friend that picked fresh okra about a week ago and brought it over. It’s been in my fridge bc I didn’t know what to do with it. Can I still pickle them?
Hi Matt, if they are still good (smell good, nothing slimy or limp about them), then sure!
Thank you for the recipe. I am fixing to make my first batch. I was wondering if I need to process them if I am putting them in the
refrigerator and not on the shelf?
Hi Kathlyn, yes you need to boil the okra in the jars, otherwise they will not cook.
Thank you so much. I am canning mine in half gallon jars. Do you happen to know the process time for half gallon jars? Thank you again.
I didn’t boil mine because I was putting them right in the fridge and they cooked enough in the hot water. They are so delicious! I love this recipe.
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