Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Month of Simply Sauerkraut

Whether you’re traveling around the world or taking a trip across the country, you can never escape the reach of sauerkraut’s popularity. Given its earthy flavor and versatility, making homemade sauerkraut is a wonderful edition to your recipe library.

Since making sauerkraut takes about a month to make…let’s start now!

The first step in making sauerkraut is to choose a spot in your house that will be your prep area. I prefer using the basement, but any space will work. When I’m making my fall batch of sauerkraut, I like using the biggest crock pot I can find! You will also need a lid that fits inside the pot.

Simply layer shredded cabbage and salt in bottom of crock and place the lid over it to weigh it down. Each week add more shredded cabbage and salt to the pot. At the end of the month, your delicious sauerkraut will be ready to share!

You do not need any fancy kitchen accessories or containers to create this universal dish -- just cabbage, salt, and some enthusiasm!