Sauerkraut by Highspeeddub

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Recipe by: Highspeeddub Uploaded by Drimble Wedge

I made my first batch of sauerkraut today. I was amazed at how easy it is.

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I shredded two heads of cabbage to make around five pounds. This bowl was full to the top. I sprinkled salt over each layer and mixed it in, giving it a final toss at the end.

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I used the plastic pusher from my Victorio strainer to pack the sauerkraut. I took the bowl outside first and pounded it on the back steps, then finished packing it into the jars.

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I then realized I didn't leave enough room at the top for the bags of water I wanted to use to keep the sauerkraut packed down. A wide mouth pint jar came in handy. I can't wait to taste this in 4 weeks.