How to Can Okra

First let me say, I love okra!! I like it in stir fry, I like it breaded and deep fried but my favorite is fried okra and tomatoes. I usually just cut it up and put it in baggies and freeze it. This year I wanted to try canning it. I’m that girl, that girl that loves canning stuff! Here’s how I did it:

Things you need: 

Okra

Water

Sharp knife

Mason jars (I used wide mouth quart)

Large pot

Strainer 

Pressure canned

First wash okra and slice into bit size pieces. Then put in large pot and cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes. 

Rinse and drain. Get pressure canner ready. Fill a smaller pan with water and bring to boil. While the pots heat, fill jars with okra leaving 1 inch head space. Then pour boiling water from smaller pan over okra leaving 1 inch head space. Place seal and ring on jars and process in your pressure canned for 25 minutes for pints and 40 minutes for quarts at 10 pounds pressure. 

Much better than taking up freezer space. Have you ever canned okra? I’d love to hear about it!! 

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