- knowledge about how to prepare cabbage
- salt, spices
- capacity for pickling cabbage
Fresh cabbage and red cabbage,as a rule, not bitter.Bitter to the end of the ripening begins cabbage stalk and leaves adjacent thereto.Bitterness may appear not only in the conventional cabbage, but also color, and Brussels sprouts.We will consider each case separately.To avoid the emergence of bitterness with sauerkraut, you must learn some simple tricks that will help you avoid unpleasant situations.
First, go to the pickling varieties of winter cabbage.This means that the cabbage can be removed after the frost - so it loses its bitterness before salting.Naturally, the cabbage should be thawed before salting.This must be done before you remove the bitterness of the cabbage.If you are correct, according to the recipe, pickled cabbage (in a barrel or bucket), then on the third or fourth day will make the foam, which must be clean.
From that moment the cabbage should be periodically poke a wooden stick (preferably birch), the gases produced during fermentation, do not accumulate.If you do not, brine, and then the sprouts begin to taste bitter.Lack of salt (the classic recipe - 200 grams of salt per 10 kg of cabbage) and high temperature (over 20 degrees) and lead to acidification and the appearance of cabbage in her bitterness.
If, however, there was a nuisance, rinse the cabbage, add a little sugar, vegetable oil, chopped onion rings and a little vinegar.Thus, sauerkraut with bitterness can be transformed into pickled.Cabbage should shift into glass jars and store in a cool place.
How to remove the bitterness from the Brussels sprouts?The bitter taste of this type of cabbage is often discourages cook.Bitterness in the stems and concentrated in the center of the cabbage.To remove this unpleasant taste sprouts can blanch for 10-15 minutes, after cutting the stems, and each notched kochanchiki crosswise.Another way to remove the bitterness is stewing Brussels sprouts with butter, garlic, vinegar and sugar.
You can also add slices of bacon.If bitter cauliflower, what happens in the spring, it is necessary before it to boil, get rid of the bitterness.This is achieved by soaking the inflorescences of cabbage in hot water with a little vinegar or lemon juice.After soaking ode drain, boil cabbage, bitterness will not.