Firecracker Kraut is for folks who like getting a little spicy. Featuring fresh garlic, jalapenos, horseradish, some kind of lovely red hot pepper (currently, a mix of Fresnos and cayenne) and habaneros, this love-in-a-jar can be anywhere from medium to medium hot. Enjoy it by the spicy forkful or use it to enliven a simple salad, roasted veggies, and of course, sausage.
Check out More Kraut Info below if you are curious about how to love this kraut, even if getting spicy isn’t necessarily your jam.
Servings in a pint jar: 15,
Servings in a quart jar: 31,
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp (29g),
Amount Per Serving: Calories 10, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 200mg (9% DV), Total Carbohydrates 2g (1% DV), Fiber <1g (3% DV), Total Sugars 1g (Includes 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 0g, Vitamin D (0% DV), Calcium (2% DV), Iron (2% DV), Potassium (2% DV).
My amazing husband calls Firecracker Kraut, the “hidden jewel in our fermentation line-up.” It is divine. I hope you’ll try it. The fermentation of the garlic, horseradish and hot peppers seems to temper all of their fiery-ness, and it also creates this wonderful hidden flavor that wouldn’t be true to one of those ingredients on their own.
Not a hot pepper, spicy food lover? That’s ok. You still may be able to enjoy this kraut alongside your spice loving housemates. Don’t get me wrong, this kraut, depending on the heat in the hot peppers, can be quite spicy. AND! It seems that if you are okay with a little spice, you can happily down this kraut if you avoid the hot peppers. Which is possible. We hand cut them on a thick-ish diagonal, so you can easily fish them out and pass them to the spice lover closest to you. Still skeptical? Keep your eye out for a sample of Firecracker Kraut at the Capital City Farmers’ Market, or ask for one when you are there. With a bit of creativity and perseverance, I bet you’ll become a Firecracker Kraut convert in no time.