Traditional Sauerkraut

You can chop the cabbage in a food processor or grind it in a juicer that has a grinding attachment. Another way is to pound the cabbage with a wooden mallet to release the juices.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp. pickling or sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. pickling herbs

Directions

  • Chop cabbage; set aside 5–6 whole leaves. Place in a ceramic or glass crock or a stainless steel container, filling to just three-quarters full. (This leaves room for the fermentation to cause expansion.) Add salt and herbs; mix well. Place whole leaves across top of cabbage to cover.
  • Gently press down on cabbage leaves to compress; place a plate on cabbage leaves and add a weight such as a few canned goods on top of plate. Place crock or bowl in a room with a temperature of 59°F–71°F for one week.
  • At the end of the week, remove weights and cabbage leaves, as well as any moldy vegetables under the leaves. Spoon sauerkraut into glass jars and place in refrigerator.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp. pickling or sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. pickling herbs

Directions

  • Chop cabbage; set aside 5–6 whole leaves. Place in a ceramic or glass crock or a stainless steel container, filling to just three-quarters full. (This leaves room for the fermentation to cause expansion.) Add salt and herbs; mix well. Place whole leaves across top of cabbage to cover.
  • Gently press down on cabbage leaves to compress; place a plate on cabbage leaves and add a weight such as a few canned goods on top of plate. Place crock or bowl in a room with a temperature of 59°F–71°F for one week.
  • At the end of the week, remove weights and cabbage leaves, as well as any moldy vegetables under the leaves. Spoon sauerkraut into glass jars and place in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories40
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium600mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars5g
Protein2g