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An Illinois innovation. From the Mississippi Valley chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947. Fermentation time not included in preparation time.
- Shred lower part of cabbages with a cabbage shredder and upper part with a knife on a cutting board.
- Add 1 pound of salt to 40 pounds of cabbage (or 1 teaspoon salt per quart of Chinese cabbage), pack in quart jars and press down tightly.
- Place covers on the jars, but leave loose for the gas to escape.
- Because some of the juice will overflow, it's a good idea to place the jars in enameled pans until the fermentation is over.
- When fermentation ceases (after about the 4th day, if the weather isn't too cool), seal the jars tightly and store in a cool, dark place.