Another one of our favorite foods here on the farm is Homemade Sauerkraut. My Mamaw Cora made this, and as a child I loved eating it with mashed potatoes. It seemed like we always had it growing up. It's also great with smoked sausage, or topped on your favorite sandwich.
Sauerkraut is a very healthy food that has been made since 200 b.c. It's very high in vitamin C and natural probotics. Eating sauerkraut regularly is great for the immune system. A good food to eat during cold and flu season, to help your system fight against bad viruses.
I just started making sauerkraut this year, and my family is crazy over it. The best kraut is made from home grown cabbage (of course.) So don't forget to include cabbage when planning your next veggie garden.
|Start by selecting a good food quality bucket|
|Next... Wash and remove two large outside leaves from a large head of cabbage. Set aside leaves for later use.|
|Next... Cut Cabbage into fourths and remove center core.|
|Using a very sharp knife shred cabbage into fine shreds.|
|For a 20 lb. head of cabbage I like to use 1/2 cup of this canning salt. This will be something that you can adjust to your liking as you make more later.|
|Place shredded cabbage into bucket, and then add measured salt. Using a large wooden spoon begin beating the cabbage until reduces in proportion, and liquid from cabbage is almost over top of cabbage.|
|Next step is to take the two large leaves and place on top of cabbage , covering as much as possible. Then take a clean unscented kitchen garbage bag and place on top of cabbage (like you were putting into trash can.)|