How to Make Sauerkraut

Or Natural Pickles From Any Vegetable

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From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

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Sauerkraut is another one of those preparations that you can buy anywhere, but it tastes so different from what you can make at home in a week that the store-bought stuff should be called something else.

Using the magical proportion of the 5 percent brine (which I learned from my first instructor, chef Michael Pardus), you can pickle a single jar of sauerkraut in 5 to 7 days. It will have that distinctive sauerkraut tang, the same pickled cabbage flavor, but it will