Easy Microwave Sauerkraut

Easy Microwave Sauerkraut

In Germany, sauerkraut is actually made without any vinegar! But I wanted to make it easily! Which is why this dish is a "variation" on sauerkraut.

Ingredients: 4 small servings

1/4 (250 g)
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
◆Caraway seeds
a small amount
◆Black pepper
a pinch
Optional: bay leaf, chili pepper


1. Cut the cabbage into thin strips. Place the cabbage and salt into a heat-resistant container, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 minutes.
2. While it's microwaving, combine the ◆ ingredients. Once the cabbage has finished microwaving, wring out the moisture (it will be hot, so be careful). Combine with the ◆ ingredients and stir, stir, stir.
3. Let it cool (for several minutes), and once the flavors blend in thoroughly, it's done. This is so simple that German people may be angry!
4. Bonus: If you make a lot and store it in an airtight jar or Tupperware (plastic) container, it should keep for 1 week.
5. Bonus: I've recently spotted this "Frühkohl" cabbage in supermarkets! It looks just like Japanese cabbage!
6. Bonus: This is the cross-section of a "Spitzkohl" cabbage. 1 kg = 99 cents. So cheap!
7. Bonus: This is a "Jaromakohl" cabbage. It sorta looks like Japanese cabbage!

Story Behind this Recipe

Actual sauerkraut doesn't use vinegar!!!
But I don't have the time to brine it in salt...

I want to eat it right away!! So, I made some sauerkraut with this recipe.