Pickling Cabbage

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Pickling Cabbage

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Slugs and Snail are my only reward for growing cabbage here on the tip of the peninsula.
But my Bunyan's Cove friends gave me a huge cabbage a month ago, in the afternoon after my morning walk down to Swyers to buy a cabbage.
So :-

It requires only cabbage, salt, and time
Sunday, January 22, 2023
I shredded a half a cabbage, yielding two pounds of shreds in a (one gallon) salted-beef pail.
I mixed in 2 cups pickling salt and placed it back in the pail, covered by a porous plate, weighed down with a heavy rock.
Placed in the kitchen shelves.
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Mixed in a ½ cup of pickling salt, 2 cups vinegar (flooded the cabbage), and weighted down again.
Friday, February 10, 2023
10998: Bottled and sterilized it in one large, two medium jars
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You mean like this?
Kraut Resized to 800x.JPG
Kraut Canned resized.JPG
I add a bit of bell pepper and jalapeño to mine.
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BobH wrote:
10 Feb 2023, 19:06
You mean like this?
I add a bit of bell pepper and jalapeño to mine.
Show off!
Be nice to me. This was my first effort at not dehydrating brown leaf matter in my vegetable drawer!

Looks good though.
Does it travel well through the mail? :evilgrin:
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After sealing the jars, I don't refrigerate it (unless I open the jar) so it should travel without incident unless it should freeze in transit or in the GWN.

In the South we call what I made 'kraut', short for sauerkraut.
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BobH wrote:
11 Feb 2023, 03:03
After sealing the jars, I don't refrigerate it (unless I open the jar) so it should travel without incident unless it should freeze in transit or in the GWN.
Mobile frozen bottled fruit has a precedent. I brought two cartons (24 large jars) of bottled pears with me in Jan/Feb 2019 and after seven days on the road they were frozen solid. No jars broke, I suppose because I had enough sterile air above the fruit. They thawed, and I ate them, one a week for the rest of that year!
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