Sauerkraut is one of the Russian popular snacks that goes good with vodka. It can be served as a main course with baked or boiled potatoes.
You will need:
1 bushel fall cabbage;
2 medium carrots, shredded;
2 pounds pickling salt.
Shred cabbage and mix with carrot. Put into crock in layers.
Sprinkle salt on each layer then pound with a 2 x 4 piece of wood until juice comes out. Put in another layer of cabbage, then salt, and pound. Continue in this way until crock is full.
When crock is full, mix. Cover with a plate and weigh down with a rock so it is below surface of the juice. Cover crock with a dish towel and store in room temperature for 1-2 days.
After it is fermented, it can be stored in jars in a refrigerator or by putting in jars and sealing by heating jars.