Sweet Dill Pickled Okra

3 lbs. young fresh okra
6 cloves garlic
6 tsp. celery seed
6 pods hot pepper
6 tsp. dill seed
1/2 cup salt (not iodized)
1 cup sugar
1 qt. water
1 qt. white vinegar

Pack washed okra in 6 pint jars. Divide garlic, celery seed, hot pepper, and dill seed between the jars. Combine salt, sugar, water, and vinegar in large saucepan; bring to boiling, and pour into jars to within 1/2 inch of top. Seal jars and place in hot water bath (water to cover jars) for 7 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana