Here are a few easy directions for making sauerkraut at home.
Turn extra cabbage from your vegetable garden into delicious homemade sauerkraut...it's easy!
Includes recipes for Baked Sauerkraut with Apples, and Sauerkraut Casserole.
Sauerkraut is believed to have been brought to the US via German immigrants.
Sauerkraut is a German word meaning sour cabbage.
Constructing sauerkraut, which is basically a pickled cabbage salad, consists of fermenting salted shredded cabbage in its own juices.
This German dish is tasty with many different foods including corned beef sandwiches, and adding frankfurters or sausage to the kraut.
First assemble the necessary items for putting sauerkraut together; a plastic bucket or stone crock, and a vegetable shredder.
You can use a handy food processor to shred the cabbage about the thinness used for coleslaw.
Also needed is a board or plate that fits snugly into the crock, cheese cloth, and a weight to weigh down the plate such as a bowl or jar filled with water.
Food ingredients for putting sauerkraut together include cabbage and sea or pickling salt.
You will also need a one to three-gallon size crock, depending on how much sauerkraut you wish to make.
Wash and cut the cabbage into quarters before coring.
Chop or shred the amount of cabbage you want to make into sauerkraut.
For example, if you want to make a pound of sauerkraut, use one pound of cabbage along with 2 teaspoons of pickling salt.
Now that you are on your way to becoming the neighborhood expert on making sauerkraut, you will want to wow your neighbors and family using the homemade tasty ingredient to make the following delicious homemade sauerkraut recipes:
1 quart sauerkraut
¼ cup sliced onion
2 tablespoons butter
3 medium-sized apples
1 ½ cup white wine
½ cup stock
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
This dish with fresh homemade sauerkraut is delicious and easily made.
2 cups sauerkraut
½ teaspoon caraway seed
¾ pound frankfurters, cut in half, length wise and smeared with mustard
3 small onions
3 bay leaves
6 whole cloves
Combine the homemade sauerkraut with the caraway seeds.
Arrange the sauerkraut and the frankfurters in alternate layers in a casserole.
The top layer should be sauerkraut.
Stick two cloves into each onion, the cloves pinning the bay leaf to the onions.
Lay on top of the sauerkraut with the spice side down.
Add ¼ cup of water.
Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Remove the spices from the onions before serving.
Serve with fresh horseradish. Serves 2.
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