Saturday, 24 May 2014

Sauerkraut experiment

Rather than being the name of a stereolab album. I've been meaning to experiment with fermentation as a means of food production. We all love beer, but there must be other things to make with making stuff go off.

I recently bought a book on fermentation and the history and cultural significance thereof. Whilst very good, I thought I'd try this simple recipe for sauerkraut as a first step.

First sterilise the jars (weird huh given that I'm cooking with bacteria)

Then core and chop the cabbage

Massage in the salt for 5-10 mins

Put in jar, cover with a whole cabbage leaf and weigh down with a smaller jar (full of water)

cover with a jam or cheese cloth


And if you do decide to make some more... buy at least 2 cabbages!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm quite tempted by Kvass and Sema. I've tried Kombucha before and that was quite nice. (tried the drink made by someone we stayed with when cycling through France).


Please feel free to comment or add to any of the ideas expressed here. Please be nice where possible.