How to Make Sour Cabbage

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how to make sour cabbage
how to make sour cabbage

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This is not your “usual recipe” from 5 star cookies but it is the recipe. Why? Because is healthy and must make recipe for you and your family. If you are still asking why please read description below.

DESCRIPTION of MAKING SOUR CABBAGE RECIPE

Making delicious homemade sour cabbage is easy. Can I say again: HEALTHY!

And your body is asking for it. Your body knows the benefits of eating it. It is full of vitamins B, C, E, K, B12 and more. So, please listen to your body. And make it happen.

The fermentation process takes about 21 days or 3 weeks. A lots of people are intimidated by the process but it is as easy as A – B – C. BTW, we will provide step by step instructions if you never done it or seen it.

Before we start with the recipe this is what you must HAVE.

  1. Fermentation container with tight fitting lid – I bought mine at Peavey Mart for $5. It should be large enough to hold the amount of cabbage heads you want to make. So, check your hardware stores and buy food safe container with lid.
  2. Store it in cool place in your home. You will need to open up every few days to make sure that cabbage heads are completely covered by water.
  3. IMPORTANT: Be aware of the aromas or smell from the cabbages so store it somewhere where it is safe to feel the natural smell. It is so worth it.

SHOPPING LIST FOR SOUR CABBAGE

  • whole cabbage heads (I used 6)
  • salt

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

-Fermentation container with tight fitting lid

-Knife

ACTION TIME

homemade cabbage heads
sour cabbage

How to Make Sour Cabbage

Ingredients

6 whole cabbage heads (I used organic cabbage)

salt

water

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE CABBAGE ROLLS

Your first step is to clean each cabbage head from damaged or dirty leaves.

So, let me repeat peel off or remove damaged outer leaves.

Your next step is important. So, don’t be afraid.

Important: you want hole to be very deep, almost to the bottom of the cabbage head.

Use a sharp knife with a sturdy blade and remove the core.

Again, you will find the easiest way to do it.

Cut a rectangular wedge around the core and keep going until you remove the core.

Then fill the hole with salt. (to the top, check the pictures below)

Place the whole heads in the container, core side up and repeat until you used all cabbage heads.

Stack the cabbages as tightly as it is possible.

Then sprinkle about 1/2 cup of salt on top of cabbage heads.

Then take your container into “the secret healthy aroma room”, don’t cover with lid and leave it for about 30 hours. (day or two)

AFTER 30 HOURS steps for making sour cabbage

After 30 hours pour the warm, salty water over the cabbages or about 3 inches above the cabbage heads.

Important for making salty water: for 10 liters of water add 1 cup of salt and stir until salt is incorporated.

Place the plate on top of the cabbages to keep them submerged.

Then on top of the plate place something heavy.

It can be clean stone or food safe heavy object. (be sure you can add lid on top of that)

So, let me repeat.

Water-plate-heavy object on top of plate

Cover with lid and let the magic happen.

You will need to check almost every day and scoop off the foamy stuff on top.

Important: Add more salt if you need it.

The cabbage will be done in 3 weeks or 21 days. (unless it is cold room)

Yes! Yes and yes. Then you can make all magical recipe you like.

It can be the best cabbage rolls or cabbage salad.

On top of that you can enjoy super healthy sauerkraut water.

Say YES to healthy recipe and SHARE!

Quick Note

sour cabbage heads recipe
organic cabbage

Cabbage – I used organic cabbage heads from Superstore. Of course, you can visit your local farmers market. I can’t say enough how important is to buy and support your local comunity.

Salt – I used Himalaya sea salt and regular sea salt.

TOP 5 BENEFITS

  • Full of vitamins like B, C, E, K, B12
  • May help you to LOSE WEIGHT – low in calories and high in fiber
  • Help reduce stress – it creates a healthy gut flora which may reduce stress
  • Stronger Bones – vitamin K2 play important role in bone health
  • Improves your digestion

FINAL NOTE on How to Make Sour Cabbage

Self-empowerment involves making positive choices and this is the best one you can make for your body.

Yes, making homemade sour cabbage will provide your body with needed minerals and vitamins.

So, don’t wait. Make it happen. NOW. Now is the time.

Be sure to share this recipe with whole world and your family!

Also, don’t forget to enjoy and share.

Final Grade: A+++ 

easy sour cabbage heads
easy homemade sour cabbage

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how to make sour cabbage

How to Make Sour Cabbage

Yield: Serving 3 people
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Making delicious homemade sour cabbage is easy and healthy. And your body is asking for it.

Your body knows the benefits of eating it. It is full of vitamins B, C, E, K, B12 and more.

So, please listen to your body. And make it happen. NOW

Ingredients

  • 6 whole cabbage heads (I used organic cabbage)
  • salt
  • water

Instructions

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE CABBAGE ROLLS

    Your first step is to clean each cabbage head from damaged or dirty leaves.

    So, let me repeat peel off or remove damaged outer leaves.

    Your next step is important. So, don't be afraid.

    Important: you want hole to be very deep, almost to the bottom of the cabbage head.

    Use a sharp knife with a sturdy blade and remove the core.

    Again, you will find the easiest way to do it.

    Cut a rectangular wedge around the core and keep going until you remove the core.

    Then fill the hole with salt. (to the top, check the pictures below)

    Place the whole heads in the container, core side up and repeat until you used all cabbage heads.

    Stack the cabbages as tightly as it is possible.

    Then sprinkle about 1/2 cup of salt on top of cabbage heads.

    Then take your container into "the secret healthy aroma room", don't cover with lid and leave it for about 30 hours. (day or two)

    AFTER 30 HOURS

    After 30 hours pour the warm, salty water over the cabbages or about 3 inches above the cabbage heads.

    Important for making salty water: for 10 liters of water add 1 cup of salt and stir until salt is incorporated.

    Place the plate on top of the cabbages to keep them submerged.

    Then on top of the plate place something heavy.

    It can be clean stone or food safe heavy object. (be sure you can add lid on top of that)

    So, let me repeat.

    Water-plate-heavy object on top of plate

    Cover with lid and let the magic happen.

    You will need to check almost every day and scoop off the foamy stuff on top.

    Important: Add more salt if you need it.

    The cabbage will be done in 3 weeks or 21 days. (unless it is cold room)

    Yes! Yes and yes. Then you can make all magical recipe you like.

    It can be the best cabbage rolls or cabbage salad.

    On top of that you can enjoy super healthy sauerkraut water.

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