Fermented Red Cabbage

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 x 1 litre

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

By Zuza Zak

Published 2021

  • About

I like to use this red cabbage ferment instead of the more usual, golden-coloured shop-bought sauerkraut. My young daughter loves it so much she even drinks the brine. Under the illusion that all children must share her tastes, I once gave some to her friend ... but that ended in tears!

When the cabbage is young, it releases a lot of liquid by itself as it ferments, but once it’s a little older it becomes drier, so you might need to top it up with more brine. Sometimes I add a garli