Sauerkraut canning

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Fresh Cabbage
\N \N Coarse salt
\N \N Sugar
\N \N Glass jars

Let cabbage heads stand at room temperature for a day to prevent breakage when shredding. Trim off outer leaves and wash heads quickly in cold water. Cut heads in half and shred on kraut cutting board (if you can find one), your favorite shredder or a sharp knife.

Pack shredded cabbage in clean glass jars, tamping down firmly with a wooden spoon. Fill jars very full so there is no air space at the top. Add 1 tsp. pure coarse salt, and 1 tsp. sugar to each quart jar.

Then add boiling water to just cover cabbage.

Partially seal for first two weeks, and leave in a cool, dark place.

Refill jars after 2 weeks with a brine made of 1 tbsp. salt to 1 pint of water. Now seal jars tightly and let fermentation continue. The best kraut results when the jars are kept at a 70 degree temperature or a little lower. It takes from 4 to 6 weeks to cure perfectly.

An old "hand me down" from Shirley Goos Recipe courtesy of: Shirley Goos, 09 Jan 93 22:20:00

Submitted By LAWRENCE KELLIE On 6-10-95

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