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Quick Sauerkraut Russian-Style Recipe
  • READY IN 5+ days

Quick Sauerkraut Russian-Style

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"This is how quick sauerkraut is made in our home in Russia. It only takes 5 days and keeps well in the refrigerator. Serve it with some mild-tasting oil and chopped onion. Sometimes cranberries and caraway seeds are added for additional flavor."

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    5 days 20 mins


  1. Mix cabbage and carrots in a large ceramic or glass jar at least 1 gallon in volume.
  2. Stir salt into spring water in a large bowl until dissolved; pour over cabbage mixture which should be completely submerged. Use an inverted small saucer to keep pressure on cabbage to keep it submerged in the liquid.
  3. Cover container with a clean kitchen towel. Poking holes through the cabbage mixture to the bottom of the container with the handle of a wooden spoon to help gas escape once a day, keep on counter at room temperature for 3 days.
  4. Pour a small amount of the liquid from the container into a small bowl; stir sugar into the liquid until dissolved. Return the liquid to the container.
  5. Cover container, again assuring the vegetables are submerged in liquid. Keep on counter for 2 days more, again poking holes into the mixture to help trapped gasses escape daily.
  6. Transfer vegetables and liquid to jars, seal, and refrigerate between uses.
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May 08, 2014

This was my first time at homemade sauerkraut, and loved how it turned out. I followed the recipe pretty much as written except did not have a carrot. Also, I used my food processor to do a rough chop on the cabbage. I bought a 2 gal crock for it which worked well for one head of cabbage, a one gal. would probably work. Quick, easy, and healthy, it stayed nicely in the fridge in a large lock and lock container. I am making another batch today. Loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 27 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 738 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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