Sauerkraut, one of the popular ingredients used in the traditional German, Serbian, Slovenian, Croatian, Slovak, Polish, and Czech cuisine, is nothing but, cabbage that has been finely shredded. With the passing time, the food item has gained popularity in the traditional cuisines of Belgium, The Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark as well. Sauerkraut is fermented with the help of various lactic acid bacteria, including Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus, which provide the ingredient with a long shelf-life. Because of the very same reason, Sauerkraut has a distinctive sour flavor as well. In case you are looking out for some easy recipes to make with Sauerkraut, this article is just perfect for you. Go through the following lines and get to know various recipes that taste delicious with the sour food item.
Simple Recipes With Sauerkraut
- 1 can (18 oz) Sauerkraut
- 2 strips Bacon
- 1/2 Onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Seasoning
- 2 cups Water
- 1 tsp Cornstarch
- 1/2 cup Water
- First of all, you need to take a pan and place it on flame.
- Add olive oil to the flame and let it get hot.
- Now, add the onions and bacon to the pan and sauté them for a few minutes, till they turn light brown.
- Mix in the sauerkraut and seasonings, along with 2 cups of water. Combine the items well.
- Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer, for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Dissolve cornstarch in ½ a cup of water and add to the sauerkraut mixture.
- Keep on stirring the mixture till it thickens (making sure not to boil sauerkraut), remove from flame and serve hot.
Sauerkraut Reuben Casserole
- 2 cans (10¾ oz) Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, undiluted
- 1-1/3 cups Milk
- ½ cup onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp Prepared Mustard
- 2 cans (16 oz) Sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
- 1 pkg. (8 oz) Medium Noodles, uncooked
- 1½ lb Polish Sausage, cut into 1/2" pieces
- 2 cups (8 oz) Swiss Cheese, shredded
- ¾ cup Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
- 2 tbsp Butter, melted
- Take a bowl and in it, put soup and milk. Mix well.
- Add onion and mustard to the bowl and combine properly.
- Grease a 9x13" casserole dish and spread sauerkraut on the very bottom.
- On top of the sauerkraut, spread a layer of uncooked noodles.
- Now, spoon the onion mixture, evenly, over the noodle-layer.
- Cover the onion mixture with a layer of sausage.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
- In a bowl, combine together the bread crumbs and butter.
- Sprinkle the crumbs over the shredded cheese.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- With the help of foil, cover the casserole dish tightly.
- Place the dish in the oven and bake for 1 hour or until noodles are tender.
- Serve hot.