This is one of my personal favorite recipes for multiple reasons. I love the flavor. It serves as a natural probiotic. It contains vitamin K2 which is needed to assist vitamin D in its job of carrying calcium to the bones. It’s delicious and adds a special flavor to any breakfast, taco or salad. This recipe came from the Fermenting Guide and Recipe Book that I purchased along with my fermenting set. This has been the easiest and most consistent recipe that I’ve made from the book. Fermenting is easy but there are ways in which it can go awry.
4 large carrots
1 garlic clove
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
Fresh ginger root, about 2-3 inches
Brine: 2 tsp salt dissolved in 2 cups of water
Did you know that fresh ginger root can be kept in the freezer? Rub the ginger root down to remove all dirt but don’t wash with water. Leave the skin on and put in a paper bag. Put directly in the freezer. You can remove and slice pieces off any time and put right back in the freezer.
Wash and peel carrots. Slice into consistent sizes. I like to cut mine in an oblong shape and slice about 1/8″. The recipe says to slice into quarter inch thick sticks. Peel the ginger and slice into paper-thin pieces. I use the carrot peeler to accomplish this. Place garlic and chili flakes in the bottom of a quart size Mason jar. Layer carrots and ginger until you reach the bottom of the neck. Add brine until carrots are submerged. Place Pickle Pebble on top and then add the Pickle Pipe. Place ring on jar and store in a dark place for 2 weeks. Check after 2 weeks and make sure that there is no bacteria growing and that the flavor is good. You can return to the dark spot for up to 2 more weeks. I find that when you slice the carrots very thin, 2 weeks is plenty for my desired tenderness. Store opened jar in the refrigerator. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! I consistently keep a jar in the fridge for my daily probiotic and to top a fried egg, or add to the side of any meal for a little extra flavor and texture. I even feed them to the baby! You can take a shot of the juice for health benefits as well.