On Tuesday we pulled the sauerkraut out of the crocks and divided it up. In the past, I've frozen my sauerkraut in quart-size freezer bags, but it's often awkward trying to thaw a baseball-sized brick of sauerkraut.
So THIS year I decided (surprise, surprise) to CAN the sauerkraut! We've really been enjoying the convenience of our other canned foods so this definitely seemed worth a try. Also, there is no way I could fit this much sauerkraut in my tiny freezer.
|Did I mention the part about|
having TWENTY PINTS?!
I was quit surprised to find out sauerkraut can be water-bath canned... I guess because it's basically brined? I was ALSO surprised to find out that my share of the sauerkraut turned into TWENTY PINTS.
I now have TWENTY PINTS of sauerkraut.
So, umm.... if anybody has some good recipes for using sauerkraut, let me know.