Sauerkraut is a German word meaning "Sour Cabbage". Sauerkraut is a traditional food of Germany, Croatia and Czech. It is one of the popular foods in countries such as China, US, Chile and Canada. Sauerkraut is slowly becoming a vogue among the English.
Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage that has a long shelf life. The shredded cabbage is mixed with pickle salt and stored for four to five weeks to ferment. This is used as one of the condiments in many dishes. This could be purchased in a department store or could be made at home. It is one of the traditional German foods. You could add sauerkraut in soups including cabbage soups.
Tips to Make Sauerkraut Recipe at Home
25 Pounds cabbage
¾ Cup pickling salt
Clean and shred the cabbage. In a large bowl, mix salt and cabbage well. Pack the salted cabbage in a clean glass jar and press it down with a wooden spoon, until you see the juice come out on the surface. Cover the mouth of the jar with a piece of clean linen cloth and close the jar. Leave it in a warm place for almost a month and half for fermenting. If you see the bubbles coming, it is an indication of fermentation. Once the cabbage is fermented, you can transfer it from the jar to a refrigerator container or freezer bags for freezing. It will stay unspoiled for months.
The best way to enjoy the kraut ! Is with Pork pig and more pork haha .. Smoked sausage , belly , neck , sausage ! A few potatoes , and mustard !! Wash all of that with a liter of German beer and you get that true experience !!!
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