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Sauerkraut

Type: Pickles
Servings: 10
Ready in: >3 hours
Calories: Low
Sauerkraut is national Ukrainian dish that is served to both, festive and everyday table. It is not only very tasty, but extremely healthy as well: sauerkraut contains various vitamins and microelements necessary for human body.
Sauerkraut is very easy to cook and includes just three components: white cabbage, carrot and salt. Some Ukrainian housewives also add cranberry, horseradish, apples or pumpkin to it.
Sauerkraut is mostly served as a snack or salad. It is also added to first courses, such as famous 'kapustnyak'. Moreover, sauerkraut may be stewed with meat and vegetables or stuffed in piroshki.

Ingredients

Cabbage 5 kg
Carrot 4 pieces
Salt 100 g

 

Stages of cooking

1
Shred or grate the washed cabbage.
2
Grate the washed and peeled carrot coarsely. Add to the cabbage.
3
Stir the cabbage and carrot; season with salt. Stir one more time.
4
Put the cabbage into the pot and press it with a plate so the cabbage will give juice. Put a weight on top of the plate. You can use a jar of water as a weight. Put aside for 3 day; keep at a room temperature.

 

 

 

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