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Fermented Cattail Shoots

Go forage for their shoots, then make these fermented cattail shoots with radishes and garlic. This easy ferment would be a great topping for a salad, or as part of an appetizer platter. They taste amazing and are packed with healthy gut healing probiotics! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Fermentation Time 3 days
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 7kcal
Author Colleen @ Grow Forage Cook Ferment

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the cattail shoots into smaller pieces and put them into a quart-sized mason jar. 
  • Cover the veggies with a brine of 3 tablespoons kosher or pickling salt (not iodized) per quart of water. 
  • Add the already-fermented brine. 
  • Put a weight on top to keep everything submerged.
  • Cover the jar with a towel and let it sit in a cool, dark place. 
  • Check it every few days to make sure the veggies stay under the brine and that no mold is forming. 

Notes

  • During the fermentation, a thin layer of white stuff on the top is ok, you just want to avoid anything green or black. 
  • Serving Suggestion: great topping for a salad, or as part of an appetizer platter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ounces | Calories: 7kcal