Homemade Sauerkraut in a Jar


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If you haven't ever made your own sauerkraut - a fermented food that's great for your gut, then you're definitely missing out. This is a really simple recipe to make traditional crunchy, tangy, probiotic-rich sauerkraut using only cabbage, salt and time.

  • 900 g Cabbage (I used heart-shaped white cabbage)
  • 1 tbsp Himalayan pink salt or other sea salt
  • 1 (liter) Wide-mouth jar with a lid
  • 1 Small jam jar as the weight
  1. Half or quarter the cabbage and thinly slice with a sharp knife or a mandolin if you wish. Place the sliced cabbage in a large bowl. You can add in one or two minced garlic if desired.
  2. Sprinkle the cabbage with 1 tablespoon of salt and mix well. Massage and squeeze the cabbage until moist, creating the brine, about 10 minutes.
  3. Pack cabbages into the wide-mouth jar, pressing the mixture down tightly with a spoon or your hand, so that the brine rises above the cabbage. Pour the brine left in the bowl into the jar.
  4. In order to hold the cabbage below the brine, top the mixture with a cabbage leaf and weigh down with a small jar. Close the jar with the lid. You might want to leave the lid a bit loose so that the build-up gas can escape.
  5. Place the sauerkraut jar on a shallow dish to catch the brine that may leak out during the fermentation at room-temperature (18C-23C), out of direct sunlight and let the fermentation begin!
  6. Be patient and wait for 7 days or up to 4 weeks if you want that typical tangy flavour from sauerkraut. After 7-days, you can open the jar and taste the sauerkraut and decide to enjoy it or let if ferment longer. I let mine ferment 15 days. Store the sauerkraut in the fridge for up to a year.
  7. Sauerkraut juice, due to the fermentation process, is rich in natural lactic acid, vitamins and minerals--best probiotic drink!

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50 comments:

natalia20041989 22/9/18 16:25

I've neen makibg this for years now, homemade is ths best and sooo healthy☺☺

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Evelyne CulturEatz 22/9/18 17:03

YAY awesome fermentation recipe Angie. The store bought stuff is crap, this is so much better. Amazing it's all done with 1 tbsp of salt.

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2pots2cook 23/9/18 10:21

Oh yes ! Oktoberfest food ! My local butcher makes beautiful sausages and this home made jar will fit just perfectly ! Thank you Angie !

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Jeff 23/9/18 15:29

That's interesting. I've never had homemade sauerkraut.

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Catherine 23/9/18 16:40

Dear Angie,

I would love to make this, especially since sauerkraut is so healthy. xoxo Catherine

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Kitchen Riffs 23/9/18 17:38

Wonderful recipe! I've never made my own sauerkraut, although I love the flavor of the stuff. Such an easy recipe! Takes time (for the fermenting) but SO worth it. Really good stuff -- thanks.

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Sharon D 24/9/18 02:57

Lovely! I didn't know it was that easy, Angie - thanks to you, I'm definitely going to try it one of these days.

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 24/9/18 04:49

This is really simple. Lately the market I shop at has been featuring a huge variety of sauerkraut. And guess what? I finally like it!

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Nammi 24/9/18 06:30

now this is a coincidence. last friday my little one wanted to make hot dogs and in the recipe he was following says to serve with sauerkraut. he wanted to know what it was and now you have posted a recipe :)

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Amrita Roy 24/9/18 12:11

thank you for this useful post...looks great

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tigerfish 24/9/18 15:43

I'm counting how many times have I had sauerkraut till now and I think... less than five :O Those times, the sauerkraut were soft and limp, salty and too sourish for my liking. Now you made it look so easy to make at home, and the "fresh" crisp and tangy in this homemade goodness just changed my opinion.

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 24/9/18 16:32

I can't wait to try making my own sauerkraut! I didn't realize how easy it was to make, Angie, and I'll bet it tastes so much better than the canned kraut. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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Balvinder Ubi 24/9/18 18:43

I love sauerkraut,but I have never made it myself. This is an easy recipe I am certainly going to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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Juliana 24/9/18 21:08

I love sauerkraut, but never thought in making it...and it is so easy as you describe. Thanks for the recipe Angie...have a great week ahead!

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Gloria Baker 25/9/18 03:58

Angie, this is really beautiful! hugs!

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Liz Berg 25/9/18 04:11

Wow, I've never thought of making my own sauerkraut, but I love the idea! I love the stuff and it's perfect this time of year!

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noobcook 25/9/18 06:31

I've not eaten sauerkraut before :O You're right that fermented foods are very healthy, and especially so for homemade ones. I'll look out for this fermented cabbage in future.

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Nancy Chan 25/9/18 10:08

I am interested since the recipe look so simple. I want to try but I must get a head of cabbage.

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Pam 25/9/18 17:38

Great idea... I've never thought to make my own sauerkraut. Yum!

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Muna Kenny 25/9/18 18:13

I just learnt how to make Japanese pickled cucumber and I'm all interested in the process. Thanks for introducing this recipe Angie, I've never heard of it but it sounds delicious!

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Amy (Savory Moments) 25/9/18 19:42

Perfect Angie! It's been a few years, so I need to do this soon. So yummy and good for you, too!

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Pam 25/9/18 22:10

Sounds great, Angie! I've never made my own and will have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

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mjskit 26/9/18 05:26

It's really that easy to make? I thought there was a lot more prep and for some reason, I thought a lot of vinegar was involved. I can handle the fermentation process. Hum...sounds like an experiment in the making for my kitchen. Thanks Angie.

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Evolve With Mary 26/9/18 06:22

I really want to try your homemade sauerkraut, I never knew it was so easy to make. Easy and fun, fermentation has always fascinated me. Thank you for the recipe. Have a great week Angie :)

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Kankana Saxena 26/9/18 06:27

I have always wanted to make sauerkraut but honestly, I am a little intimidated with the idea too.

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Rafeeda AR 26/9/18 09:23

Lovely to know that this can be made at home amidst some patience!

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Chitz 26/9/18 12:17

Interesting one.. Hearing for the first time.. but sounds so easy :)

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All That I'm Eating 26/9/18 17:03

This isn't something that I've ever thought about making at home before but it sounds delicious!

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GiGi Eats 26/9/18 19:14

My mom and I tried doing this once. I think we enjoyed what we made but also said NEVER again because it was so much easier to just buy it at the store, LMFAO!

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Neha 27/9/18 06:35

This saurekraut looks so fascinating! Need to replicate it in my kitchen too.

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No Spoon Necessary 27/9/18 14:28

I have only made sauerkraut one time in my life and that was in culinary school. It was absolutely delicious, so don't ask me why I've never made it again! LOL. Clearly I need this recipe so I can rectify my crazy ways! This looks just delicious, Angie!!! Cheers!

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Ashley@CookNourishBliss 27/9/18 15:42

I eat quite a bit of sauerkraut but have never tried making it myself! So cool!

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Sakuranko 27/9/18 20:20

Oh very interesting recipe
xx

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kitchen flavours 28/9/18 16:23

Looks so good! I have always wanted to make my own! Love to try this!

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Judee Algazi 28/9/18 17:18

My husband loves sauerkraut and I've always wanted to make it. I'm going to follow your easy directions and give it a try! thanks

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Anca 29/9/18 14:24

It's been a while since I've made my own sauerkraut. In Romania is customary to preserve cabbage, especially leaves for something similar to dolmades (called sarmale in Romanian). These days I only buy sauerkraut.

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grace 29/9/18 15:04

i need to try this--sauerkraut is one of my husband's favorite things!

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My Inner Chick 30/9/18 18:42

Angie, only YOU can make sauerkraut appear FABULOUS! xx

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Dawn Yucuis 2/10/18 04:54

My mom use to make homemade sauerkraut when I was a kid. Good stuff.

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Simone 6/10/18 10:40

I've been wanting to make my own sauerkraut for a while now but figured I needed to have a special pot or something to do that. I'm glad you're showing me it can be done without one! No more reason to put it off!

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Karen (Back Road Journal) 7/10/18 19:14

I've never tried making sauerkraut myself but everything I've heard sounds like I should. My grandmother used to use sauerkraut juice when she made stuffed cabbage.

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Debra Eliotseats 7/10/18 20:32

My sister makes her own. I would like to try just a jar like your recipe recommends.

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 9/10/18 00:23

I have never tried making my own, I didn't realise it was so easy. You have definitely inspired me.

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Marcelle 10/10/18 23:22

Evan is a sauerkraut fanatic, Angie! I will certainly have to try this recipe!

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Yee Kok Siong 13/10/18 10:23

I still use my grandmother's simple and basic old-fashioned sauerkraut recipe, but I get help from a very modern kitchen appliance: the food processor. The food processor not only shreds the cabbage, but swapping out the shredding disc for a multi-purpose blade allows me to "bruise" the cabbage without a mallet.

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Choclette 31/10/18 18:00

We haven't made sauerkraut in far too long. I don't know why. It's delicious and really quite easy to do.

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