so i made my first fermented veg following this recipe here
the end result after 4-5 days is slimy .. lol. i was brave enough to have a lil teeny tiny taste. Tastes like carooot ginggerrry and sour- not sure but maybe slightly amonia-ish smell? lol.. ive never had fermented carrots. How are they supposed to taste?
google slimy fermented carrots- it seems to be a common occurence
is it fine ? or am i gonna poison self if i try eating it.. lol :)
UPDATE- i think its a the carrot/ginger grated mix. Upon sifting thorough some comments it seems this recipe is prone to this slime issue.
THIS LADY EXPLAINS IT HERE-
"I just wanted to add that I make tons of ferments of every variety and I no longer make these ginger carrots because of the slime issue. I think I???m pretty good at making ferments at this point, but my failure rate with this particular combination of shredded carrots and ginger is about 50/50. That???s unacceptably high so I???ve switched over to brined carrot and ginger sticks."
asked bymaryDeeeeeee (2097)
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on April 07, 2013
at 07:26 PM
Yes, you'll be fine. If it had gone off, YOU WOULD KNOW!!! :) Never have I had any doubt about the safety of a ferment!
If you smell something ammonia-ish or otherwise just not what you are expecting, it may just need a weeee bit more time. Give it another day or two and then sniff again. 4-5 days is often enough, but depending on temperature, starting bacteria, personal preferences, etc you may just need to let the lactobacillus do its thing a little longer.