INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT CULTURES FOR HEALTH
All quantities approximate.
- 1 lb. fresh okra pods, 3-1/2 to 4 inches long
- 3/4 tsp. mustard seed
- 3/4 tsp. dill seed
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. hot red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 4 to 5 pints filtered water
- 5 tsp. sea salt
- Sanitize 5 pint jars with bands and lids.
- Remove the stem tops of the okra, cutting them off with a sharp knife. You can also chop off the pointy ends if it helps to fit them into the jars.
- Pack the jars with the trimmed okra, up-and-down like pickles.
- To each pint jar, add a pinch of hot red pepper flakes, 1/8 teaspoon mustard seed, and 1/8 teaspoon dill seed.
- Chop the garlic cloves in half lengthwise, crush them a bit, and add 3 of these halves to each pint jar.
- Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar to each pint jar. Fill the jars the rest of the way up with filtered water.
- Screw the lids on tightly and place them in a cool place away from drafts and direct sunlight for 2 to 3 weeks or until they are ready. Burp the jars often.
- Once your okra pickles are done, store them in a cellar or some other cool, dark place until you are ready to eat them. Store opened jars in the refrigerator.