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LEKLETT Posts: 63
9/27/13 10:35 A

I LOVE sauerkraut. We make our own and can it.

There are so many ways to use it. Cook with ribs. Boil potatos and hotdogs, put it on top. Put it on top of polish sausages. Make meatballs and add it at the end. Eat it straight (my 12 year old daughter eats it straight from the jar).

Hope these few ideas help! :)

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9/23/13 8:07 P

Mine is a recipe from JoAnna M Lund cookbook,
Bavarian Style Noodles:
2 cups egg noodles
1 cup sauerkraut
2 can cream of mushroom soup
2 TBSP caraway seeds...

Mix it altogether.... can add sausages for a full meal, but not if you dont' want to

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,314
9/17/13 12:18 P

Take a Hebrew National 97% fat free hot dog, no bread, no bread, no preservative, no fillers, no nitrates the best dog, microwave the dogs, mix with sauerkraut and caraway seeds.
Add caraway seeds as they have many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Add some sauerkraut to your salad or sandwich, with your stir-fry .

How about Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls?
Sauerkraut & Diced Apples?

Sauerkraut soup

1/3 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 (32 ounce) jar sauerkraut with juice
1 1/2 quarts water
1/2 cup barley
5 tablespoons butter
1 onion, finely diced
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste

Put sauerkraut, sauerkraut juice, and 1 1/2 quarts water in soup pot (5-quart Dutch oven is fine). Bring to a boil, add chopped mushrooms. Turn down heat and simmer for one hour.

Add barley (make sure you rinse it first), cook until barley is done. In the meantime, melt the butter and saute onions until they're soft. Add the flour to the onion mixture to thicken. Add some of the boiling liquid from your soup to the onion mixture and when smooth add to soup..Add salt and pepper to taste. If soup is too thick for your taste, add a little more sauerkraut juice mixed with water. Enjoy.

JNJ300 Posts: 50
9/13/13 8:20 P

I add a little sauerkraut to my salads.

ZELDA13 SparkPoints: (79,833)
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9/12/13 12:45 A

I love sauerkraut over mashed potatoes topped with some chopped raw onion. I like it as a side to any main dish.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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9/9/13 10:26 A

This is how my mom always prepared sauerkraut for us when we were kids and I love it to this day:
Potatoes and sauerkraut. Peel potatoes and put in the bottom of the kettle with about two inches of water, top with sauerkraut, add some black pepper and let it cook till potatoes are done. Then mash everything and add whatever you would add to mashed potatoes. It is delicious on its own or with some chicken or whatever. I do the same with potatoes and green beans. Yum.

Edited by: RIET69 at: 9/9/2013 (10:26)
LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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9/9/13 9:38 A

Use a turkey kielbasa. I do. It's good!


From the kitchen of: BREBLONDIE

Servings = 7; 7 Points +

2 ropes of Hillshire Farm or Jenny-O Turkey Kielbasa
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbsp. margarine
1 bag of sauerkraut, refrigerated brand (I used a jar of expensive sauerkraut made in Germany)
1 bag baby carrots
1 1/2 lbs. petite redskin potatoes
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. caraway seed

In a Dutch oven, saute the onion in the margarine until they are browned.

Add the garlic for 1-2 minutes. Do not burn.

Cut each rope of the kielbasa into 7 pieces (for a total of 14 pieces).

Add kielbasa and carrots to the Dutch oven and add just enough water to cover the ingredients in the pot. Add the caraway seeds and bay leaf.

Bring to a boil and lower heat to simmer for 20 minutes.

Add sauerkraut, potatoes and black pepper. Simmer until potatoes are tender, another 20 minutes or so. (Mine cooked for about 35 minutes.)

BREBLONDIE NOTES: For all my Slovak/Polish friends who can't live without their ethnic foods!

LDHAWKE98 NOTES: I'm Slovak, live in South Florida and cannot find the homemade Polish sausage I'm used to back in my Illinois days. This recipe is fantastic! BREBLONDIE hit the spot with this one and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for posting the recipe.

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9/9/13 9:36 A

How about a healthy, homemade sauerkraut cake?

Dark Chocolate (Sauerkraut) Cake
Yes, it is very good - can't taste the sauerkraut either. I lighted mine up even more by substituting 1/2 the butter with applesauce and 1/2 the sugar with splenda.

Course: cakes
PointsPlus™ Value:
Servings: 14
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 60 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

1 spray(s) cooking spray
2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cup(s) sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup(s) regular butter, melted
1 1/2 cup(s) hot water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup(s) sauerkraut, pureed until smooth
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and 2/3 cup of cocoa. Add melted butter, hot water and vanilla extract; mix well. Add sauerkraut and blend thoroughly.

Pour batter into prepared pan; bake in center of oven until a tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Cool cake in pan for about 20 minutes and then turn out onto a baking rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder before slicing into 14 pieces.

Yields 1 slice per serving.

ARANYANI Posts: 113
9/8/13 8:45 P

I find it goes great simply with potatoes. I suppose you could add any protein you want alongside ... some bean patties or tofu. But potatoes, especially browned, go well with sauerkraut. I would probably roast some potatoes with onions and make some patties out of kidney beans or chickpeas.

LILLIAN1961 Posts: 22
9/8/13 5:50 P

What can I do with sauerkraut that does NOT involve pork or fake soy meats? (we don't use either)

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