Procedure of cooking Sauerkraut for Canning

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Best way of cooking for Sauerkraut for Canning, I need to know this because I have to cook this for my 8 years son.

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     Sauerkraut for Canning

    Prep Time: 1 Hr

    Cook Time: 1 Hr 30 Min

    Ready In: 2 Hrs 30 Min

    Servings: 114


    • 50 pounds cabbage

    • 1 pound canning salt


    1. Remove outside departs and any undesirable portions from firm mature heads of cabbage; clean and drain. Cut into equal half or quarters; eliminate core. Use a shredder or pointed blade to slash cabbage into slim shreds about the width of a dime.

    2. In a large basin, methodically blend 3 tablespoons saline with 5 lbs. shredded cabbage. Let salted cabbage stand for some minutes to wilt slightly; this permits cramming without unwarranted shattering or bruising of the shreds.

    3. Pack salted cabbage solidly and equally into a large, clean pickling container. Using a timber spoon, tapper or hands, press down solidly until the juice extract arrives to the surface.

    4. Repeat shredding, salting and cramming of cabbage until the canister is topped up to inside 3 to 4 inches of the top. If juice extract does not cover cabbage, add brine: 1 1/2 tablespoons saline to 1 quart water; convey brine to a boil; cool.

    5. Cover cabbage with muslin or cheesecloth and tuck borders down contrary to the interior of the container. Weight down cabbage under brine. Formation of gas air bubbles shows fermentation is taking place. Remove and reject scum formation each day. A room warmth of 70 qualifications to 75 qualifications F is best for fermenting cabbage. Fermentation is generally entire in 3 to 6 weeks.

    6. TO CAN: Bring sauerkraut to a simmer (185 to 210degrees F). Do not boil. Pack warm cabbage into warm jars, departing 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps. Process pints 15 minutes, quarts 20 minutes, in a boiling water canner.

    Nutritional Information  

    Amount per Serving Calories: 31

    Total Fat: 0.6g

    Cholesterol: 0mg

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