Sauerkraut: basic recipes

Cabbage in the acidic form retains a vitamin C more than six months.They talk about it as a remedy for many ailments.For example, cabbage promotes the normalization of the gastro-intestinal tract.Best pickles produced in barrels: cabbage and vitamins will keep longer and be more pleasant to the taste.But in the present conditions we can not always afford to make sour cabbage in a barrel, so it is quite suitable for pickling glass or enameled ware. Recipes sauerkraut quite a lot, but there is a core technology of the preparation that you need to know.

Sauerkraut - a recipe number 1

for sauerkraut you will need:

  • 5 kg of cabbage (cabbage choose late varieties);
  • 0,5 kg of apples;
  • 400g carrots;
  • 200 grams of salt;
  • cranberries - to taste.

method for preparing

1. To start you need to prepare a fermented cabbage.To do this, we inspect the cabbage, clear of leaves with defects, washed.Cut strips of cabbage (like noodles).You can use a special shredder for cabbage.

2. washed, cleaned and chopped carrots.How to chop carrots, choose optional: either strips or slices. \

3. Washed apples cut into slices or wedges.

4. Cut the cabbage, carrots and apples, mix with cranberries, pour salt.

5. Puts everything in the dishes prepared for fermentation.If possible, better to use wooden utensils, such as a tub.Tubs need to rinse well and rinse with boiling water.

6. Tightly ramming cabbage, carrots and apples and cranberries in a pot.

7. Put a circle on top of the wood and put pressure on him.

8. Approximately 3-4 days will continue to ferment cabbage.Then move the cabbage in a cool place (cellar or basement) for storage.In order to fully cook the cabbage, it takes 2-3 weeks.

Tips

1. As oppression can use large stones weighing up to 5-6 kg.Before using the stones should be washed, scalded with boiling water and dry.

2. tamped cabbage can be covered with gauze and put on top of a wooden plank and press down with stones.

3. When sauerkraut at first it is necessary to remove fumes.To do this, clean the cabbage pierce sharp stick several times.If you miss this moment, the sprouts may eventually acquire a bitter taste.

4. If sauerkraut highlighted foam, it also needs to be removed.

5. If you want to touch up the cabbage, apples and cranberries instead use beets.

Sauerkraut - Recipe number 2

need for preparation:

  • number of heads of white cabbage (late varieties);
  • salt.

Method of preparation:

1. One head of cabbage washed, cleaned of leaves with defects, dry.Shred or cut into long slices.

2. cabbage cut in half or into 4 parts.Remove cobs.The prepared cabbage sprinkle with salt.

3. Place the halves or quarters of cabbage in a barrel, sprinkling their slaw.

4. Cover the cabbage wooden plank or wooden circle, place a weight on top.

By the way, does not necessarily make sour cabbage in barrels.If you do not have at hand a large capacity, try to cook sauerkraut directly into banks.

Sauerkraut can be used in salads and appetizers.Simple and delicious appetizer of cabbage, pickled nuts (recipe below this healthy dish).

sauerkraut recipe for a snack

Ingredients:

  • 400 grams of sauerkraut;
  • 4 tbsp.l.walnuts;
  • 2 garlic cloves;
  • 1 ch. L.hops-suneli;
  • herbs to taste.

sauerkraut mixed with crushed walnuts and mashed garlic.Add seasoning (eg, hop-suneli) and herbs to taste (parsley and dill).

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