Yum, Yum, pickled okra. Need some help.

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Bizzare person that I am I have developed a love of pickled okra. Now that I am doing home canning I would love to put some away, but the ball blue book does not specifically address this. Does anyone have a recipe or experience with this? If you need to refer to the Ball book and modify it, I have it to refer to. Perhaps it would just be easier to buy the stuff?

-- smfdoc (smfdoc@aol.com), September 11, 1999


Ohmygod my Mother made me eat that unholy stuff. I can't believe that someone willingly wants to can it. Maybe it is time for TEOTWAWKI.

-- Mabel Dodge (cynical@me.net), September 11, 1999.

Mabel, the properly prepared okra is crisp. Most people quickly over cook it and turn it into a slimy mess. Then it is awful. Fried okra is good, as is pickled. The pickled type is also crisp, just like a good pickle.

-- smfdoc (smfdoc@aol.com), September 12, 1999.

smfdoc, Hi!..Welcome to the 'club', I developed a taste for =all= types of Okra as a small child: Boiled, fried, pickled and Gumbo and as an adult I still eat Okra every chance I get. I have been known to buy a jar of pickled Okra just as a snack. (Careful, Mabel, them's fightin' words...:) "....my mother made me eat that unholy stuff.")

smfdoc, my Grandmother canned often during the summer, and her Okra pickles were my favorite treat.

Here is a super pickling site from The National Food Safety Database:


Scroll down for Pickled Dill Okra.....I Hope this helps, and enjoy that pickled Okra any time! YUM!!!!

Ray in OKC, OK (Okra Country!!!) 09/11/1999

-- Ray (raymondo@prodigy.net), September 12, 1999.

Ray, thanks for the post. It was just what I was looking for.

-- smfdoc (smfdoc@aol.com), September 12, 1999.

Ray and smfdoc if there ends up being a run on okra, you won't have to fight me for it....yuck.

-- Mabel Dodge (cynical@me.net), September 12, 1999.

Mabel, and anyone else who may care, okra is very good for constipation. Given the amount of whole wheat one may be consuming in the furture, it is a good idea to be able to help with this malady. Place fresh okra in a pot with water and just bring it to a light boil and then rmove from the heat. Drain, salt, butter and eat. It should still be crisp, not limp and slimy. It works wonders and I have told my patients about it for years and it always does the trick. Much easier on the system than chemicals.

-- smfdoc (smfdoc@aol.com), September 12, 1999.

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