Continue to do this until the jar is 75 85 full. Over time the cabbage will ferment and create a homemade sauerkraut that tastes way better than anything you can buy at the store.
After this cabbage has spent weeks in its mason jar prison there may be some questions.
Homemade sauerkraut mason jar. True leaf has mason jar fermenting kits wide mouth mason jar tops that allow the gases created by fermenting to escape while keeping oxygen out. Finely shredded cabbage is frequently mixed with other ingredients such as caraway seeds carrots and garlic. Working one handful at a time pack the sauerkraut into the mason jar using your fist to tamp the cabbage in tightly.
How to make sauerkraut in a mason jar. Simply cut the recipe down if you wish to make smaller amounts. I have cookies coming.
1 large head cabbage about 3 or 4 pounds 3 tablespoons of real sea salt buy here filtered water 1 2 gallon mason jar wide mouth buy here fermenting lid optional buy here. Also there s something so rewarding about taking that first bight of tangy homemade sauerkraut. Use a smaller glass or jar or glass to place on top of the sauerkraut once it has been stuffed into the mason jar so that the.
1 head green cabbage 1 tablespoon sea salt per head of cabbage i use this one clean glass jar i usually use one average head of cabbage per quart sized mason jar if you need extra brine. Yield serves 8 makes 1 to 1 1 2 quarts. I use a slicing disk on a food processor to shred the cabbage but you can use a mandolin or slice it with a knife.
There should be quite a bit of liquid by the time the jar is filled. How to make sauerkraut. The hardest part is waiting for your homemade sauerkraut to be done.
When the sauerkraut is done it will be fermented but also nice and crunchy. Slice the cabbage thinly. Sauerkraut is the german style of fermented cabbage.
1 additional tablespoon of sea salt and 4 cups non chlorinated water. Plus tons of amazing desserts and holiday recipes. But her sauerkraut recipe still calls for 3 heads of cabbage.
This recipe makes a half gallon of sauerkraut. How to make homemade sauerkraut in a mason jar. The easiest homemade sauerkraut recipe in a mason jar no special equipment needed.
Super crunchy super tangy salty simple yet so delicious homemade sauerkraut to put on your sandwiches burgers hot dogs salads or just eat it plain. But it s well worth it. Prep time 15 minutes.
While every other food blog on the planet is starting off december with a cookie recipe i thought i would rebel and give you sauerkraut do. How to make homemade sauerkraut in a one quart mason jar. How to know if the sauerkraut is fermented enough.
A wide mouth mason jar makes it easier to pack the cabbage into the jar. Medium head green cabbage about 3 pounds 1 1 2 tablespoons. Caraway seeds optional for flavor equipment.
Red cabbage napa cabbage and other cabbages all make great sauerkraut thus making it fun to create unique and enjoyable. She has another book about small batch preserving but i haven t read it yet that s where true leaf comes in. Homemade sauerkraut recipe tips and variations tips.
Then submerge the cabbage in the brine by. Top off the jar with additional brine from the massaging bowl.