Late Ed & Helen
& Okonski Ancestors Recipe
Cabbage Cuttin Sauerkraut 20 Qts
30 Heads Medium size Fresh Cabbage
2 Good size Cabbage Cutters
Several Paring Knives
Several Large Pots & Pans for Scalding Cabbage with boiling water
(could use 48 qt cooler)
Couple wood cutting boards
Salt, Muscadine Green Grapes, Dill
Clean Quart and/or Pint Jars and New Lids/Rings
Pick or find some good looking cabbage. Cut off ends and cut out any damaged spots.
Shred all the cabbage. Cut up any large leaves with pairing knives on wood cutting boards.
Place shredded cabbage in pot or pans and put 1 Tablespoon salt in cabbage.
Mix and pound on it until little wilted.
Have boiling water ready
Pour boiling water over prepared cabbage until covered
Let stand 10 minutes or longer
Dip jars in hot water and dip dill and green grapes in hot water
Place cabbage in hot jars and add dill and green grapes to bottom, middle, and top
Everything needs to be hot at all times.
Slightly pack jars or just shake cabbage down
Pour salted boiling water into jars of kraut.
Make sure all jars of kraut have boiling water from bottom to top
Seal jars with hot lids and rings
Place jars for 2 to 3 weeks in safe and somewhat normal temperature place.
Jar lids should have bubble in center initially and will pop and become flat if sealed
Some people relax and count the popping noises to see if all jars have sealed
If a jar continues to pop, you may have to dispose since lid did not seal properly
Ready to Eat after 2 to 3 Weeks
Puncture hole in lid to let pressure release before opening jar
Sauerkraut Goes Great with:
1. Polish Sausage, Black-Eyed Peas
2. Pork Ribs, Homemade Dumplings, Black-Eyed Peas
3. Hot Dog or Polish Sausage Wrap Arounds
4. Fried Round Steak, Gravy, Homemade Bread
us know your favorite Sauerkraut meals.
Kwasna Kapusta Dzien
May 30, 2008
Cabbage in Garden
and Cutter Setup
Sauerkraut Process Line
Helen and Larry Stuffing Jars Larry Stuffing Dill & Grapes
Relax & Listen for Popping Lids
Mary Ann, Ed, Dolores, Larry, Gene
Dry Bean Saloon May 31, 2008
May 30, 2009 Kwassna Kapusta Dzien -- Sauerkraut Day