Sauerkraut in a jar

Sauerkraut in a jar


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About this recipe: My grandmother gave this recipe to me while I was living abroad and craving sauerkraut so much. Simple and very tasty!


Makes: 4 jars

  • 2 heads cabbage
  • 1 handful salt
  • 2 large carrots
  • caraway seeds (optional)
  • 2L boiling water

Prep:30min  ›  Extra time:7days resting  ›  Ready in:7days30min 

  1. Cut cabbage into thin shreds and remove and discard the core. In a large bowl, mix a handful of salt with the shredded cabbage, press and squeeze. Leave overnight.
  2. The next day, grate the carrots and mix with cabbage. Press and squeeze well, drain the juice. Cabbage should be a bit moist. Add caraway seeds if desired.
  3. Transfer the cabbage to sterilised jars (1L jars are best). Bring the water to the boil then pour boiling into the jars and seal. Store in a cool place.

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