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🥬 The Art of Making Tangy Pickled Cabbage

Learn how to make tangy pickled cabbage with this step-by-step guide from Just Pickling. Prepare the cabbage, create the brine, add spices, and start the pickling process.

The Art of Making Tangy Pickled Cabbage

Sliced cabbage on a cutting board
Step 1: Prepare the Cabbage
Start by thoroughly washing your cabbage. Then, slice it into thin strips or your desired size. Remember, the thinner the strips, the faster they will pickle.
Brine ingredients in a saucepan
Step 2: Create the Brine
In a non-reactive saucepan, combine the vinegar, water, salt, and sugar. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring continuously until the sugar and salt have completely dissolved.
Adding spices to the brine
Step 3: Add the Spices
Once your brine is ready, add the mustard seeds, coriander seeds, and red pepper flakes. If you're using garlic and onion, add them now. Stir well to combine.
Pouring brine over cabbage in a jar
Step 4: The Pickling Process
Place your sliced cabbage into a sterilized jar. Pour the hot brine over the cabbage, ensuring it's completely submerged. Seal the jar and let it cool before storing it in a cool, dark place. Wait at least 48 hours before sampling your tangy pickled cabbage.

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