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    Home made sauerkraut

    About a Month ago I went to a German Friend of mines house warming ,among all the food goodies to be had. I tried some home made sauerkraut for the first time , absolutely Delicious ! , I have just finished my second batch and good it is too, plenty of recipes on Google and Vids on you tube for any one interested , here is just one of the many How To Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

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    Have given the homemade sauerkraut a go myself. I'm on the second batch now. Very easy and tasty.

    The experiment has inspired me to make a couple of batches of brined dill pickles, one of which came out tasting better than store bought. The other one was too salty. (Beware of too much salt, your blood pressure will climb!)

    Now, I've two jars of chilies, one of fresh and one of dried, fermenting for Tabasco-style hot sauce and a jar of apple peels fermenting for apple cider vinegar.

    It's an interesting hobby and produces some great tasting stuff.

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    Is it like the sour cabbage they sell in all the markets here?

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    I made some pickled dill cucumbers once. They were OK. I think I'll give the sauerkraut a try. Have you made your own yet, piwanoi? Or were the 2 batches from your German friend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I made some pickled dill cucumbers once. They were OK. I think I'll give the sauerkraut a try. Have you made your own yet, piwanoi? Or were the 2 batches from your German friend?
    I was so impressed I decided to make my own ,I asked my friend how to make it how he made it , but in truth there was no difference between the recipe shown in my post and how he made it , I have been reading up on pickled Dill Cucumbers and they are next on my list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Is it like the sour cabbage they sell in all the markets here?
    I suppose it could well ,but from what I have seen of the Thai stuff its not chopped up so fine , loads of info on Google , why not give it a go its so easy .

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    The pak dong I see in the markets here is made from a different kind of cabbage than used in sauerkraut. Taste is a bit different, too. May even be a kind of mustard plant.

    Probably the same method to pickle but using different herbs and seeds for flavor, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The pak dong I see in the markets here is made from a different kind of cabbage than used in sauerkraut. Taste is a bit different, too. May even be a kind of mustard plant.

    Probably the same method to pickle but using different herbs and seeds for flavor, too.
    Being I'm an adventurous Sort as far as food is concerned ,I going to give it a try next week on our big weekly Monday night Market , what the hell "when in Rome"

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    Quote Originally Posted by piwanoi
    I going to give it a try next week on our big weekly Monday night Market ,
    You're a braver man than I!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by piwanoi
    I going to give it a try next week on our big weekly Monday night Market ,
    You're a braver man than I!
    The Thai guy does a roaring trade , mind you so does the two ladies in the next stall who sell that evil smelling noxious brown shit called Pla raa

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    Had two large tins brought over to me fresh from Berlin a month or so ago. My sphincter went into overdrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Had two large tins brought over to me fresh from Berlin a month or so ago. My sphincter went into overdrive.
    Yeah but what about the taste?

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    Now that Britain is a colony of Poland sour kraut can easily be purchased in Polish shops and large Tesco's.
    Amazes Me the Polish section in Tesco,all that e.European food for sale,and under the USSR they where queuing up for crumbs. In the olden days.
    Now they export grub.
    Are there Pattaya Polish shops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    Now that Britain is a colony of Poland sour kraut can easily be purchased in Polish shops and large Tesco's.
    Amazes Me the Polish section in Tesco,all that e.European food for sale,and under the USSR they where queuing up for crumbs. In the olden days.
    Now they export grub.
    Are there Pattaya Polish shops?
    I should Imagine that being there are so many Russians there now ,that the big food shops like "FOODLAND" will be stocking food to cater to their taste's .

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Had two large tins brought over to me fresh from Berlin a month or so ago. My sphincter went into overdrive.

    You're doing it all wrong...

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    My girlfriend makes all sorts of lovely treats and cans them in mason jars. We almost always have sauerkraut, pickles, asparagus, peppers and salsa ready to go. Its a great way to preserve soups, pasta sauces and chillis etc. Nice to have food tucked away for the end of the world.

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    ^ What we are doing isn't really canning. We are just fermenting. It all has to be refrigerated at some point in this hot weather.

    Canning is a whole other process and we have no Mason jars available here.

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    Does it work at thai room temp? ie 30-35c?

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    Yes. Fermentation happens very quickly in this hot weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    ^ What we are doing isn't really canning. We are just fermenting. It all has to be refrigerated at some point in this hot weather.

    Canning is a whole other process and we have no Mason jars available here.
    Quite correct Misskit , I keep mine in the fridge in 2 Screw top coffee Jars , our bedroom never gets really warm even in this weather so I just put the plastic container of fermenting Cabbage in there for a week or so then transfer it into the Coffee Jar , last I made I put a small spoonful of black peppercorns a little clove of Garlic and A couple of Chili peppers , I took the Chilli Peppers when it was finished ,for me its quite OK , good to "experiment" eh? and at the cost if its not palatable so what!

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    You can tell a man by what he eats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack View Post
    You can tell a man by what he eats
    Or for that matter by the company he keeps!

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    Got a huge jar for 1.25 at the local newly opened east european grocery store

    Love it, goes in cheese sandwiches as well

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    the easiest way to make a sauerkraut?

    kick him in the nutz

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