From salads to burritos or tacos, pickled okra goes with everything.
……..(well, almost everything).
Not only a delicious condiment, but It’s also a healthy snack option because it has low amounts of calories and fat. And the best part? Preparing a jar of pickle okra is easier than you think(Yes, Talking about homemade one).
So ……….How long does it take for okra to pickle?
Though the preparation time of making will hardly take 50 minutes, It is generally accepted to wait anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks for the perfect flavor, depending on the pickling method used. For example, using a vinegar-water brine solution will take less time than using a garlic, salt, and sugar solution.
But is pickled okra healthy?
Pickled okra is a dish that can be found at many restaurants and grocery stores….. especially in the southern part.
Although it may sound strange, pickled okra can be a healthy option for some people. There are many benefits to pickled okra, including being healthy.
Think I’m exaggerating??
Here are #3 reasons why pickled okra is a good choice:
1. Pickled okra is low in calories and carbohydrate-rich. This makes it a healthy option for those looking to lower their calorie intake or avoid sugars.
2. Pickled okra contains high levels of vitamin C and potassium, which are essential for maintaining overall health and wellness. These nutrients can help protect against diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
3. Pickled okra is high in antioxidants, which have been shown to help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Now let’s talk about canning. How long does pickled okra need to sit after canning?
Generally speaking, pickled okra will need to sit for 3-4 weeks after canning for the vinegar to fully penetrate the okra.
But a gentle reminder…….
When pickling okra, it is important to use a vinegar/water solution that is acidic enough to prevent botulism poisoning.
Never heard the name botulism?
Botulism is a serious paralytic complication caused by the toxin produced by the botulinum bacteria which is caused by eating contaminated food.
Back to the main point……..
The acidity of the pickling solution should last for two weeks after the jars are filled. After two weeks, the jar should be opened and tested for botulism. If there is no sign of botulism, the jar can be stored indefinitely.
How long before you can eat pickled okra? We recommend at least letting it sit for 24 hours before consuming it.
It’s time to try the quick-pickled okra recipe!!!
-1 lb okra
-2 cups white vinegar
-1 cup water
-1 tbsp sugar
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1 head of garlic, chopped
1) Boil the okra for 2 minutes. Drain the okra and let it cool.
2) Mix together the sugar, vinegar, water, salt, and cayenne pepper.
3) Pour the vinegar mixture over the cooled okra and let sit for at least 8 hours.
4) In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil until hot. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.
5) To serve, place some pickled okra on a plate and top with the garlic sauce.
It’s getting too sticky!!!!! How do you keep pickled okra from being slimy?
Let me confess one thing first…..
You are not alone. We all have been there (at least once) were tried to make homemade okra pickle and it ended up being a disaster.
First, let’s dive deep into why is pickled okra slimy.
Well, the brine solution used to preserve it contains vinegar, which breaks down proteins in the okra. This causes the okra to turn from a smooth, glossy surface to a wet, gooey one.
There are several ways to prevent slimy pickled okra from happening.
- Make sure your pickles are properly healthy and cured. This will help them to resist spoilage and make them less likely to become slimy.
- Keep your storage area clean and dry. Spilled vinegar or other liquids will cause your pickles to become slimy.
- Use caution when handling your pickles. Avoid touching them directly with your hands if possible; instead, use utensils that you can put in the trash if they get dirty.