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Easy sauerkraut

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Easy sauerkraut

Side Serves 2 25 min
True sauerkraut ('sour cabbage') is fermented for days. This short-cut version is tart yet sweet and works well for a quick dinner . Not one for the purists! Serve with pork or veggie sausages and mash. Any you don't eat will keep well for a few days in a jar.


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ medium green or white cabbage, about 250g
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 150ml ale or lager
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the cabbage and cook gently for a few minutes until the cabbage has wilted slightly. Add the sugar, mustard seeds, vinegar and ale.
  • Step 2

    Season. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid has reduced by about ⅔. Serve with cooked sausages.

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