Swede sauerkraut

1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1kg swede, cut into matchsticks
  • 40g of fine sea salt


Place the swede in a large container and massage it thoroughly with the salt. Let it sit uncovered at room temperature for about an hour. Transfer to mason jars or plastic containers, tightly seal and set aside at room temperature
The salt should make the vegetables release juices. If, after 12 hours, the vegetables are not completely submerged in liquid, you will have to add a saltwater solution (1 tbsp fine sea salt for every 240ml water) until they are fully submerged
Allow the kraut to ferment at room temperature, opening the jars once a day for 5 minutes to release the CO2. The swede will take anywhere from 4 days to 2 weeks to ferment, depending on how tangy you like it
Once the kraut has reached the desired amount of tang, transfer it to the fridge, where it will keep for up to 4 months