Sunday, January 6, 2013

Drying Okra

I stumbled upon some Okra at a good price so I bought 4 lbs. to try my hand at stringing and drying  it.  Wish I would have bought all they had because I just love the dried result!!!  It is amazing how much it shrinks up!  Here is a picture of before and after 2 days on the drying rack in front of our fireplace. They are almost 1/2 the fresh size! I hope they keep the bit of green still showing!
 Drying pineapples too.... 4 done and many more to go.  Hope to have at least 15 done for my shows next year! I only do one at a time because I eat the pineapple and I don't want any to go to waste!
Enjoy your day!


  1. Wow!!!! How neat is that, never tried to dry Orka.....Blessings Francine.

  2. I didn't even know you could dry okra. Your so creative. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  3. good for you!
    they look great!

  4. Treasa... I love the Okra dried...How do you dry the pineapples? I've tried and have never been successful. Would love to use them in my Prim gatherings.


  5. Thanks everyone!

    Tonya.... I just clean them out. Salt the inside a bit. Stuff newspaper inside and sit them in front of our fireplace which is burning 24/7. We have a fan on the fireplace so it is blowing on it all the time too which I think is the key to drying. I change the newspaper every time it gets soaked which is quite often the first couple of days.


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