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German Sauerkraut

In the early days in this country this dish was a regular among the German immigrants because it was cheap and it was delicious. Do try this dish. It will give sauerkraut a new image in your house.

Cuisine: German
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

5   Thick lean bacon - cut up
2   Yellow onions - peeled and sliced (medium)
3   Sauerkraut in glass jars or fresh - drained,
  And lightly rinsed
1 tablespoon 15mlBrown sugar
1 cup 237mlDry white wine
1   Bay leaf
12   Juniper berries
  (or 2 teaspoons caraway seed)
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1 cup 237mlGrated peeled potatoes

Recipe Instructions

Place all the ingredients in a heavy kettle and simmer gently for 2 hours. This recipe serves 8 to 9 as part of a full German meal.

THE FRUGAL GOURMET by Jeff Smith - From the 06-19-1991 issue - The Springfield Union-News


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