Tex's Small Batch Sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is a nutritional powerhouse that incredibly tasty to boot. It's the way people have been preserving cabbage for generations and is high in vitamin C. In a Pickle: Small Batch Sauerkraut.
The key for us is the small batch in the wire bale jar. We tried it once using a stoneware sauerkraut jar. It took three or four cabbages, maybe even five, was a lot of work and we obviously. You can cook Tex's Small Batch Sauerkraut using 5 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Tex's Small Batch Sauerkraut
- Prepare 1 medium of white or red cabbage.
- You need 1 1/2 tbsp of kosher or sea salt.
- You need 2 tsp of caraway seeds (optional).
- It’s 1 1/2 liter of (or larger) Kilner or clip lid jar.
- Prepare 50 of marbles in a sandwich bag.
How I make small batches of sauerkraut. This is about getting it ready to ferment. Small-batch producers will let the cabbage sit in barrels for upwards of a year to let the product slowly ferment before it even needs to be bottled, and as long as it's refrigerated and sitting in brine, the kraut can last indefinitely. Lacto-fermented kraut is touted for its health benefits like vitamins C and K, and.
Tex's Small Batch Sauerkraut instructions
- Cut the cabbage into quarters and slice crossways.
- Tear ⅓ of the slices into a bowl and sprinkle with a teaspoon of salt. Squeeze with your hands until the juice begins to come out of the cabbage forming a brine solution with the salt. After a few minutes there should be almost enough brine to cover. At this stage add another ⅓ and another tsp. of salt. Begin squeezing again. Finally, add the last ⅓, and the rest of the salt and massage again until the cabbage is almost submerged in the brine..
- Transfer to your jar, add the caraway seeds if using, and tamp down with the end of a rolling pin. When the cabbage is compressed and submerged place the sandwich bag filled with marbles to keep it from floating. Do not close the lid. Instead, place a clean tea towel over the neck of the jar and tie with string or an elastic band. This keeps bugs out but allows air to flow which is necessary in the fermentation process..
- Finally store in a cool, dark, place for 28 days. It's perfectly good to eat at any time, but I find 28 days is best. Check every 3 to 4 days, scraping away any mold, and tamping down again. The mold actually develops from the same kind of bacteria that exists in yoghurt, and is harmless. Some people don't like eating moldy food though..
- After 28 days put the lid on and refrigerate. If your brine stops covering your 'kraut, dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water and top up..
This single quart sauerkraut is the best traditional homemade German kraut made with cabbage and salt but in a manageable small batch. This single-quart sauerkraut is perfect for those who love their traditional homemade German fermented cabbage but just want a manageable sized batch. As an experiment, for my first attempt, I'm making a small batch of sauerkraut. Its setup is pretty amateur, no I plan to leave the kraut for longer before calling it "finished", and to be entirely honest, I don't really know what sauerkraut is ideally supposed to taste like. Small batches of sauerkraut allow you to have a fresh supply on hand while giving you the freedom to customize your recipe.