Okra In A Blanket

Sour, tangy pickled okra meets salty, meaty ham in a classic appetizer that takes just minutes to make.

Okra in a Blanket on decorated plate
Photo: James Ransom, Prop Stylist: Christine Keely, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

We loved pickled okra as a crisp, biting snack or in our pickletini, but this combination of salty country ham and tangy pickled okra may be our new favorite way to enjoy this decidedly Southern food.


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

  • 4 tsp. honey

  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh dill

  • tsp. kosher salt

  • 30 whole pickled okra pods (from 1 [64-oz.] jar)

  • 4 thin slices of country ham, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips


  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, dill, and salt in a small bowl until well combined.

  2. Line a baking sheet with paper towels; place okra pods on baking sheet to drain.

  3. Wrap 1 ham strip around each okra pod, securing with a wooden pick.

  4. Transfer wrapped okra to a large platter. Serve with mustard sauce.

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