Sauerkraut - More Fermented Foods

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MissPrissy, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Get your fresh kraut now while you can.

    For Those in VA & MD & DC -
    http://washingtondc.en.craigslist.org/nva/bfs/923651518.html

    We have ordered a bucket this year.

    New Years Day supper should be a pork roast cooked in your crockpot.

    Once it is done and fork tender shred it and put it back in your crockpot - reserve your juices in another container. Mix it with about a quart of good kraut, drained, and let it slow cook another 45 min or so.

    Serve with a side of hoppin' john, cornbread, and other greens.

    Now, we are talkin' about real eatin'!
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    salted and seasoned

    What do you think they use for seasoning in the kraut? I made mine with just salt, water and red cabbage.​
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You find 'barvarian' style with garlic, carroway seeds, etc.

    I don't know everything they use but you could ask.

    We usually eat white shredded kraut.

    I am changing up and going with sweet red this year.

    We have raised our own pigs and I'd like to be adventurous this time around.
     
  4. sara

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    I made my own, can't wait for new years!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have looked for a big salt crock but I am not willing to pay over $150 for one of the big ones. I keep hoping I will stumble on one or two. I want to do pickles in a crock too, not in jars.
     
  6. sara

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    Angie~ I got a #5 or #6 for 26.00 at a public auction. That's the size I used. I didn't can it yet, so I can't say exactly how much it makes. However it's enough for many meals. You really have to pack it down, so you get a lot in it. I bet it's only 3/4 full and I used at least 7 huge heads of cabbage.
     
  7. Comet Mum

    Comet Mum Out Of The Brooder

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    Gosh, does this bring back memories. When I was a kid my parents used to grow cabbage on about a 1/4 acre. (They grew no "fun veggies as I recall.) Each fall they'd invite their friends over for a sauerkraut making party. They used to shred it into large crocks add salt and water and then weight it down with a bowling ball cut in 1/2! I don't particularly like kraut, but they sure had fun making it. What a party!
     
  8. MissPrissy

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    Quote:I have been to 3 auctions, Sara. Each salt crock has topped $150. [​IMG]

    Those people probably won't even use it either.
     
  9. sara

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    That's just crazy. I should get one and send it to you. [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

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    I have been looking on ebay. [​IMG]
     

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