Sour Kraut is probably a staple in most Slavic homes. This shredded cabbage blend can be very handy at times and can be prepped various ways. It's very versatile as it can be easily transformed into a salad, make an amazing filling, can be added to soups and so many other possibilities.
1large head of cabbage
Bring 18 cups of water to a boil. Meanwhile, finely shred the head of cabbage into a large pot.
Peel, wash and grate 1 carrot into the shredded cabbage. Add the salt and sugar.
Toss everything together.
Pour the hot water over the shredded cabbage mixture and allow to sit for 24 hours with lid slightly tilted. Don't cover the cabbage.
After brining, cabbage should have slightly gotten duller in color.
Transfer cabbage with liquid into a large glass jar pressing down to fit more cabbage. Make sure the liquid completely covers the cabbage
Cover with a lid and keep refrigerated. Any time you remove some cabbage from the jar be sure to always press cabbage down for the liquid to cover the cabbage.