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    Chopping cabbage today and wondering if I could add carrot slices to the mix for color and I suppose taste. Or other vegetable. I don't want to make kimchee so won't be adding peppers, pepper paste and fish parts. Must be people here who know these things? Love to hear what you do.

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    I have seen people ferment carrots and it works, so I would think it would work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance G View Post
    Chopping cabbage today and wondering if I could add carrot slices to the mix for color and I suppose taste............ Love to hear what you do.
    My parents added carrot to their sauerkraut every time.
    It was our seasonal staple food item during the cabbage harvest and I never knew sauerkraut without carrots (until later).
    Do it.

    I want to say carrots were less than 5% of the overall product (visually).
    They cubed the carrots at about 1/4-1/2 inch sizes.
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    With sauerkraut being a stable was pickled pig's feet also one. Oh, the end of the season searching through the gel to find the last feet was such a joy. Had a friend do a search routine skit with all the hand motions and the sounds, lordy it brought back memories and a ton of laughs.
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    I have an excellent recipe for pickled pork hawks even though the Pork Hawk is considered an endangered species among city people. I started adding my oldest questionable pork chops and steaks that had gotten old in the freezer and they are so much better than that gristily foot! Now I am thinking I need to make another batch though I usually wait for the hocks and feet to go to the overage frozen meat bin before I make them.

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    I never was a real fan of the feet but I was the gofer that was stuck with the less pleasant jobs. Nothing like feeling around in the cold jell hunting for the remnants; the noises are also still memorable. But all the "canned" goods sitting on the shelf were so much nicer to retrieve.
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    Yes, the homemade kraut in my family almost always had carrots too. I was never a fan of pickled pigs feet, but my father and Grandfather's were. Heck, I remember that they always had them as well as pickled eggs in the neighborhood bar my Grandfather took me to as a boy.
    All my family has passed now but I would like to try making sauerkraut. Care to share your recipe Vance or others?

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