Sauerkraut


Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Sterilise Agee jar(s), lid and weight
  2. Remove outer leaves (DO NOT DISCARD) of cabbage and wash then shred into a bowl.
  3. Weigh the cabbage.  You will need 2.5% of the weight of the cabbage in salt (I have included a table below)
  4. Add salt to cabbage and rest for at least 2 hours (can be as long as 12 hours)
  5. Pound the cabbage, kneading it until the juice runs freely
  6. Pack into jars pushing down to remove any air pockets leaving around 4 to 5 cm at the top of the jar.
  7. Using the outer cabbage leaf top off the mix and add a weight.
  8. Close jar with an airlock and place in a cool dark place.
  9. Fermentation will start in 2-3 days and be finished after 2-3 weeks.  It is finished when it it tastes tangy or using a pH testing strip has a pH of 4
  10. Switch the airlock lid for a standard one and refrigerate