February 4, 2013

How to make sauerkraut, by Daniel (age 7) {GAPS}

Posted in appetizers, child-friendly, GAPS friendly, side, soup tagged , at 6:24 pm by Jordan

Daniel helped make a batch of sauerkraut last night, and Moriah photographed him. He wrote these instructions specifically for other children his age – all his own words (so maybe you should take them with a grain of sea salt ;)).
While we can’t eat the fibrous solids of the sauerkraut until Stage 3, we’ve been enjoying small amounts of the juice in soups and broth. A food processor makes preparing sauerkraut so easy! We’re very grateful for ours, gifted to us by our buying club which Mom runs.

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Step 1: Cut the cabbage in small chunks. Use a small dull knife so you don’t cut yourself.

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Step 2: Fill up the food processor with chunks of cabbage. They should be about the size of a tennis ball.

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Step 3: Press “pulse” on the food processor to grind it into smaller pieces. The pulse button makes it so that it can stop when you take your hand off.

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Step 4: Then pour the cabbage into a mixing bowl and shake 2 Tablespoons of salt into the bowl.

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It should look like this.

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Step 5: Then mash it until it’s all juicy. You should use a [Vita-mix] tamper or something.

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Step 6: My arm got tired so I decided to take a soup break. Broccoli fish soup. Yummy, yummy, yummy…

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Step 7: My sister took over and then she mashed the sauerkraut.

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Step 8: Then she put it in a jar.

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Step 9: Then she mashed it down so that the juice went on top of the sauerkraut (so that it didn’t go bad before it fermented). We have to wait 3 to 7 days for it to ferment. Then you eat it!

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