SAUERKRAUT NOTES – interesting development

A few weeks ago, I  made a batch of sauerkraut, and, when I went to put a jar in the refrigerator, I decided to add more water, to keep the sauerkraut covered.  A few days later, I went back to the jar and found that the sauerkraut had virtually no flavor.   I figured I had ruined it, but, since I did not feel like going to the trouble of throwing it out and washing the jar, I put it back in the refrigerator, and tried not to think about it.

Last night, while I was cleaning out the refrigerator, I looked at the jar and decided it was time.   I took it out and set it on the counter.  When I finally got around to being ready to deal with the jar and its contents, I decided to taste it one more time.  Surprisingly, I found that the sauerkraut had gained a flavor, and actually tasted rather like the kind of sauerkraut you get from a store.   So, I can save this batch, after all.

Although I have become quite partial to the sweet flavor of my usual 3-4 day batches of sauerkraut, I can mix this sauerkraut into everything that needs a vegetable or a thickener.  Soup tonight.  Crackers tomorrow.  Bread on the docket for “soon”.


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