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Kraut in Jars

This is how many pioneers made sauerkraut.

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  • 5 pounds mature cabbage
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • Cold water


  1. Remove outer leaves and cut clean cabbage very fine. Mix well with salt. Pack firmly into clean sterile quart jars. Fill jars with cold water. Be sure water goes to the bottom of the jars. Remove any air bubbles by inserting a knife where you can see bubbles in jars. Put on cap and screw the band tight. Kraut will ferment in 4 or 5 days.
  2. When fermentation is over, wash jars, tighten bands, and store without processing. Will be ready to cook with pork or hot dogs in 6 to 8 weeks.

This keeps for many months in a cool place.