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Monday, November 29, 2010

Making Sauerkraut


Want to impress your Friends?  Make Sauerkraut.  It's so easy!

Just before we left for Europe we cut up our "Spitzenkraut" cabbage and let it ferment in a stone crock pot. 


It was ready to place in freezer bags a few weeks later

All you need: 2 to 3 cabbages (any kind will do), a bit of coarse salt, caraway seeds and mustard seeds.

Here is my recipe for making Sauerkraut from last year 


Gina 



8 comments:

  1. Ok.....you lost me on this one! I do not care for sauerkraut....but I promise to still follow your blog! ;)

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  2. Dear Theresa, Thanks for the chuckle. You would LOVE my sauerkraut, my Mothers recipe, cooked all day with smoked meat.

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  3. ah Gina...moi j'adore la choucroute ! mmm...indeed i'm sure Theresa would love yours.
    don't laugh but i have a tin of choucroute which we're keeping for this week end but i need to buy some Alsatian wine to go with it. Tell me which wine do you drink with it usually ?
    gosh...am so hungry now...
    enjoy it, dear!
    xo
    Lala

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  4. Dear Lala, You know for me it is not the wine that is important. I know that it should be. It is another one of my shortcomings... I know so little about good or appropriate wines. The Sauerkraut I prepare is very creamy and is served with boiled potatoes and a good all beef Frankfurter from the German Deli. I usually have a tall glass of cool water instead of wine.
    By the way, dear Lala, I like the sound of choucroute much better than Sauerkraut.

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  5. Look at that beautiful conic cabbage! Cabbages are underestimated vegetables, I love them, all varieties and cooking methods!

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  6. Dear Francesca, This cabbage is also called "Zuckerhut" because it is so sweet. I agree with you, cabbages are an underestimated vegetable.
    I envy you your winter garden. I only have a few vegetables in the ground and they have to be protected by bales of straw. It was -5 degrees F this morning.

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  7. So happy to get your recipe...I love the stuff and my mother is always talking about how my grandmother made her own and how wonderful it was... but no recipe was left behind. I would love to make it and surprise my mom. Your weather temps are very cold, but your home is full of warmth as always.

    ~jermaine

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  8. Dear Jermaine, I'm so happy that you will give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions. It will be the best Sauerkraut ever.

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