Gingered Carrots Recipe

Gingered Carrots are a simple way to try your hand at lacto-fermentation.

Gingered Carrots

Try this Gingered Carrots Recipe as a way to preserve those extra carrots.

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Gingered Carrots Recipe

Based on recipe in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig.

8 to 10 carrots, grated (enough for a quart)
1 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger root
1 tablespoon salt
4 tablespoons whey, optional (if you don’t use it, add 1 more tablespoon salt)
Water, if needed
Place carrots in bowl. Add ginger. Add salt and crush until juice is released. Add whey.

Pack tightly in clean quart jar, pushing under brine. If necessary, add enough water to cover carrots by 1 inch. Seal and place on gas lock. Allow to ferment for 5 to 9 days.

Read more: Learn more about fermenting vegetables in Preserving Vegetables With Lacto-Fermentation.