This is a fool-proof recipe to make fermented pickled carrot sticks. It requires no starter culture, just a bit of time and patience.
If you’re a fan of pickles, believe me, you’re going to want to try this fermented carrot stick recipe.
These fermented pickled carrot sticks are packed full of nutrients an gut support properties.
That’s because fermented foods nourish your gut microbiome with nutrients and live probiotics. Something many need, especially those with damaged guts, like with celiac. (Learn more about probiotics and celiac here).
Additionally, fermented foods have more bioavailable forms of nutrients. This means the nutrients and minerals in these fermented carrot sticks can be absorbed easier than if you weren’t to ferment them.
Thus, making this recipe an easy and affordable way to boost your nutrition.
These fermented carrot sticks are started using a method of fermentation called “wild fermentation”. Wild fermentation is a method of fermenting that does not use starter cultures.
Instead, wild fermenting involves using the bacteria and prebiotics present in the ferment to build an entirely new culture!
Wild fermentation allows you to start your own ferments without the hassle of trying to track down expensive starter cultures. It’s easier than you think so don’t let it intimidate you!
The two most important ingredients in this Fermented Pickled Carrot recipe are the distilled water and the carrots. If you don’t have distilled water, your ferment can quickly spoil, and if you don’t have carrots well… that’s the whole point of the recipe.
The star of the show, the carrot sticks will stay crunchy throughout the process so you end up with a delicious and crisp pickled snack.
The fresh dill in this recipe will help give your carrot sticks a delicious pickled flavor.
The thinly sliced garlic not only adds to the pickled flavor but also acts as a prebiotic for our ferment (prebiotics help feed good bacteria to help them grow into a healthy culture).
And salt will help things stay kosher so no bad bacteria can take over.