Notes: These instructions make a fermented sweet chili paste that can be used as an accompaniment to add on textured surface of Edible Paper Experiments. One half of a cabbage can produce 3 to 4 jars of sauerkraut or sauerkraut paste.
Cut the red cabbage into thin slices the red cabbage and place in bowl or container.
Dissolve salt into water to make brine and pour over cabbage.
Place bag of water over the contents of jar so that they are weighed down and all of the cabbage is submerged to encourage (anaerobic) fermentation.
Leave it for 4-5 days until bubbles appear in the cabbage brine.
Place contents in a jar, compressing the contents tightly, and refrigerate or continue to ferment longer with another small weight on top.
At this point the sauerkraut can used as is or blended into a paste and stored in jars.
Time (0.5hr) x Local living wage ($13.50) + Est. Expenses & Utilities ($1) / Jars = $2.18 per jar