I was so fascinated with this pickled okra as I'd never heard of them before a few months ago. So, I took a little nibble and was shocked at how good they really are. They are crunchy and spicy, better than a dill pickled cucumber in my opinion (okay maybe not).
You've got to try them and they're not just a Texas thing. You can get them in any grocery store y'all. Enjoy!
Just in case they're not at your local grocer here's a recipe to make your own homemade Crispy Spicy Okra Pickles.
Crispy Spicy Pickled Okra:
2 pounds okra, stems trimmed
8 garlic cloves
1 cup fresh dill
4 Serrano peppers-seeded, membrane and stem removed
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons cumin seed
4 teaspoons kosher salt
3 cups apple cider vinegar
4-pint sized mason jars
- Evenly divide between the four jars the okra, dill, Serrano chiles and garlic cloves.
- Bring the vinegar and spices to a boil and pour into the jars. Fill up the rest of the jar with water.
- Let them cool for about half hour then cover and refrigerate.
Allow your jars of pickles to sit in the refrigerator to marinate in the brine for a day, they'll be ready tomorrow. After that they will keep in the refrigerator for a few months. Note: These cannot be stored in the pantry.
I really do enjoy pickled veggies like Red Cauliflower Pickles, I can hardly wait to try those too.