Canning & Preserving
- 3 lbs small okra, stems trimmed
- 6 whole chili peppers
- 6 cloves garlic, whole, peeled
- 1 T mustard seeds
- 1 qt white vinegar
1-⅓ c water
⅓ c salt
Pack okra in each jar (6) with 1 clove of garlic and one chili pepper. Sprinkle some mustard seeds in each jar. The jar should be ¾ full, set aside.
- In a saucepan, pour in vinegar, water, and add salt. Bring to a boil. Afterward, remove from heat.
- Ladle liquid into canning jars, leaving 1 inch from the top. Make sure rims are clean. If necessary, clean with a damp cloth.
- Place lids on jars and close tight.
Place rack in bottom of pressure cooker. Place jars on the rack. Pour hot water over jars and into inner pot until water reaches ¼ of way up the sides of jars.
- Set pressure cooker to "canning", adjust time to 10 minutes, and press "start/stop".
- When done, natural release for 20 minutes, then do a quick release to make sure all pressure is released before opening lid.
- Open. Using canning tongs, carefully remove hot jars and place on a heat-resistant surface. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- When jars have completely cooled, remove the screw bands. Lids should be tightly sealed to the jar, and when pressed in the center, they should NOT have any "give" or springing motion. If they do, reprocess immediately.