Spicy pickled okra

Having a choice between regular okra and red okra at the farmers’ market Saturday, I elected to go off the beaten path and bought two bins of small, red okra. Okra is not my most favorite veggie; in fact, I will cook it in gumbo or she crab soup but I just don’t eat it. But, I have a couple of friends who love the stuff pickled and spicy. So, today I made seven pint jars of okra. Pickling spicesSpicy Pickled OkraSpicy Pickled Red Okra

Spicy Pickled Okra

6 – 7 pints

 

3-4 lbs small – medium okra

5 c water

3 c white distilled vinegar

2  c cider vinegar

½ c salt

½ c sugar

2/3 c chopped dill (enough for 1 Tbsp per jar)

6-7 whole cloves of garlic

Pickling spice mixture per jar:

1 tsp red pepper flakes

½ tsp mustard seeds

¼ tsp whole coriander

2 dashes celery seeds

3 whole black peppercorns

1 whole clove

1 whole allspice

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