If the women in my family couldn't make their own sauerkraut, they trusted no other store-bought brand than Frank's. When Mom sent me off to the store, she made it clear if the Frank's was all gone, I was to come home empty-handed. We'd be having something else for dinner. Here are Eastern European Sauerkraut Recipes I think you will enjoy.
This sauerkraut legacy prompted me to take a trip to Fremont to watch how this versatile vegetable is made on a grand scale. There are five steps to sauerkraut making:
- Harvesting the cabbage
- Removal of outer leaves and cores, scrubbing, rinsing, shredding and salting
- Fermentation in huge sealed vats
- Canning -- cooking, cooling and sealing
- Labeling and packaging