Sauerkraut In A Jar

a jar overflowing with sauerkraut

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Homemade Sauerkraut in a Jar is one of the easiest recipes to make. It only takes three ingredients and a mason jar.




  1. shred the cabbage using a food processor or mandolin slicer and place it  into a large bowl
  2. sprinkle the cabbage with sea salt and set aside for about 10 minutes to allow cabbage to release water
  3. once the cabbage starts to release water, use your hands massage the cabbage for a few minutes to expel more water
  4. stuff the cabbage into a 1-quart mason jar pressing down with your hands as you go
  5. once all of the cabbage is in the jar continue to press until liquid covers all of the cabbage
  6. place a smaller glass or weight onto the top of the cabbage
  7. cover the jar loosely and allow it to sit at room temperature for 5 to 10 days.
  8. NOTE: fermentation will happen faster in warmer temperatures and it will take longer in cooler temperatures


Nutrition information is provided by Nutrifox,  an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only.  Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.

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