Easy Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

| 9/29/2011 9:15:14 AM

Tags: green your life, dani hurst, homemade sauerkraut, sauerkraut, food preservation, cabbage, Fair Share Farm,

Eating sustainably is more than just choosing local and organic foods when they’re in season; it’s also about preserving those foods so you can enjoy them all year long. Learning how to can fresh foods is high on my to-do list, but until I know how I’m constantly searching for easier ways to preserve my favorite foods that don’t require a lot of know-how or extra equipment. So you can understand my excitement when my roommate and fellow apprentice at Fair Share Farm introduced me to this easy-as-cabbage-pie recipe for homemade sauerkraut.

Homemade Sauerkraut 

 What you’ll need: 

·  4-5 small heads of cabbage with any wilted outer leaves removed
·  1 tablespoon salt
·  1-2 sweet peppers (optional)
·  1-quart mason jar with lid
·  Spatula or wire whisk (for smashing)


 What you’ll do: 

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