Saturday, March 12, 2011

stewed sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is a staple in a Polish home. Being half Polish, myself, I love sauerkraut. My mom used to make it in the frying pan with onions and lots of butter and that was good. My cousin Bobby has just shared his recipe for stewed sauerkraut and it is out of this world. Most anything that starts with bacon and ends with beer has to be good. So let's get started.

Stewed Sauerkraut

1 28oz can sauerkraut,drained well

1 onion,chopped

3 slices of bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

1/4 cup canola oil

1 can beer

1/4 tsp paprika

1 tsp caraway seeds ( I did not use)

salt and pepper


Drain sauerkraut.

Fry bacon until crispy, remove from the pan and discard fat.

Add 1/3 cup canola oil ,onion ,paprika , caraway seeds, if using them, salt and pepper.

Mix and saute for 10 minutes.

Add bacon and 1 bottle/can of beer.

Let simmer for 1/2 hour with the lid off, then cover and simmer 15 more minutes.

The flavor is really amazing and tastes so good on hot dogs. Or add cut up kielbasa to the sauerkraut and serve with Rye bread.

Authentic Polish stewed sauerkraut, try it, you will love it!

1 comment:

  1. I love sauerkraut, and this sounds like a wonderful way to fix it!