How to cook sauerkraut properly to make it crispy and tasty: a recipe to share

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Sauerkraut. Source: klopotenko.com

White cabbage is one of the most budget-friendly, tasty, and healthy vegetables that can be used to make salads, stuffed cabbage, soups, and borscht. It is also ideal for pickling.

How to cook sauerkraut deliciously

Cook Oksana shared a recipe for delicious sauerkraut with cumin, carrots, and spices on Instagram.

Sauerkraut recipe


  • Cabbage – 1 kg.
  • Carrots – 1/2 pc.
  • Salt – 24 g
  • Black peppercorns – 4-5 pcs.
  • Allspice – 1 pc.
  • Cumin – a pinch
  • Bay leaf – 1-2 pcs.
  • Sugar – 5 g

Method of preparation:

1. Chop the cabbage finely, and put it into a large bowl to make it easy to mix.

White cabbage

2. Add salt, sugar, pepper, carrots and mix well.

3. Add cumin and bay leaf, and mix again.

Cabbage with spices

4. Cover with a plate and put under the press for 3 days. Be sure to stir the cabbage so that it does not become bitter and has a pleasant taste and smell.

5. After that, put the cabbage in a jar and store it in a cold place.

Sauerkraut with carrots

Before eating, be sure to squeeze the cabbage out of the juice, season with vegetable oil, and you're ready to eat!

Ready-made sauerkraut

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