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Old 06-14-2020, 12:03 PM
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I love to put it on avocado toast. I add slices of tomatoes, sprinkle some lemon olive oil, salt and pepper- so good!


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Old 06-14-2020, 12:08 PM
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At family gatherings we will cook in with a stick of butter on low heat for a couple of hours. Sometimes we will grate part of an apple in it. Yummy!
Edited to add - we also put brown sugar in it. To be completely truthful, that is one of the things my DH is in charge of!

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Old 06-14-2020, 12:12 PM
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tctrojan- Mmm! that sounds good- a new recipe I have to try. I have never cooked it- thanks.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:15 PM
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I love sauerkraut and often make my own so I can add ingredients like horseradish, hot chili peppers, jicama, beets or onion, etc., to make it interesting. I love to top mashed or baked potatoes with sauerkraut.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:16 PM
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and... my DD2 has taught me how to make it. A good way to use extra cabbage. We put it on Seitan Rueban Sandwicches.


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Old 06-14-2020, 12:16 PM
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I love sauerkraut, but unfortunately DH doesn’t. One of my favorite ways to make it is to put seasoned pork chops in a pan, peel, slice and quarter some potatoes and cover with sauerkraut. I also love good hot dogs cooked in sauerkraut with potatoes. My elderly friend makes it for me several times a year. I put it on my brats and have been known to just eat a forkful out of the jar . The past several years I have made my own in individual quart jars. That sauerkraut is the best! It is great for gut health, too.

My first teaching job was at a tiny three roomed school. They would serve sauerkraut for lunch, but the cook out brown sugar in it. That I didn’t care for.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:30 PM
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Plus I don't like the texture.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:33 PM
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I need to try making my own. DH does not eat it either. With mashed potatoes- that sounds interesting- will try it next time!
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:50 PM
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Blech!! Pork and sauerkraut were served every New Year's Day and it was not my favorite day. It had to be tasted or no good luck.
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Old 06-14-2020, 12:51 PM
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With mashed potatoes- that sounds interesting- will try it next time!
It's a European thing. Mix the sauerkraut through the mashed potatoes and add chunks of kielbasa sausage. I don't do the sausage anymore since I went vegan, but it makes it taste really good!


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Old 06-14-2020, 12:59 PM
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I love it. A brat is not a brat without sauerkraut. I have some sauerkraut casserole recipes that I really like, too.

I can't eat it very often, though, because of the sodium content. I've been thinking about having a shot at making my own.
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:00 PM
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It is great for gut health, too.
I've known this for a while. I remember liking it when I traveled through Germany. I've tried buying it in the stores, but it just wasn't the same.

It didn't occur to me that I might try making it. Anyone have recipes (that make small quantities) to share?

Glad I came across this thread! Thanks!
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Sauerkraut is the only reason I will eat a
Old 06-14-2020, 01:18 PM
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hot dog ever. My mom used to make a dish called spare ribs and sauerkraut, which I have no clue how to make, nor does my sister. I wish she had taught me to cook, but I barely survived being taught to sew. Love Ruben sandwiches, but hardly ever eat them. My German friend makes a cooked sauerkraut dish that is served with a pasta and red sauce kind of dish. I should know those names.

I will eat sauerkraut for no good reason. Which do you prefer, the canned or fresh? I guess no sauerkraut is ever really fresh. I like the Korean and Japanese versions of the sour foods, which are supposed to be good for the digestion. And bitter foods are good for the gallbladder.
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:19 PM
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Love it, especially on a good hot dog! Makes me miss going to my son's ballgames from years past. Our concession stand always made sure there was a big jar of kraut on the condiment table.
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:33 PM
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Sauerkraut is so easy to make. All that is required is cabbage, salt, maybe some caraway seed (optional), and a mason jar. There are lots of "how to make sauerkraut" articles online. The shredding of the cabbage and the massaging take some time and patience, but it is so worth it. I use purple cabbage, but most beginner recipes ask for green cabbage.
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-mak...son-jar-193124
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:35 PM
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I prefer the Bavarian Style with the Caraway Seeds and I add brown sugar to it as well. I usually serve it with pork chops or pork roast and some type of potatoes. I also like the regular type. I have had it with hot dogs as a kid and as an adult. I prefer to have a hot dog with cole slaw instead, but to each her own.
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:51 PM
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I donít know, I donít think Iíve ever had sauerkraut!
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Old 06-14-2020, 02:35 PM
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I love sauerkraut. My mom is from Germany (she came to the States when she was 6 years old). I grew up eating it frequently. I like it with pork chops, on brats, and as a general side. I like it with caraway seeds. I also really like sauerkraut with beet juice and made from purple cabbage. It tends to be a little sweeter. When I lived in Bavaria in high school I ate my fair share of it then too.
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Old 06-14-2020, 02:37 PM
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Now youíve got me thinking about baseball and hot dogs. I prefer the sour sauerkraut to the sweet ones.
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Old 06-14-2020, 02:57 PM
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I only like it cold and by itself. Otherwise, I donít eat it.
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Old 06-14-2020, 03:02 PM
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I only use it on hot dogs. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons a little bit!
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Old 06-14-2020, 03:21 PM
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I only eat it on occasion and very small amounts on brats or with kielbasi. I wish I liked it better-I know it's good for you.
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Old 06-14-2020, 03:28 PM
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I love sour foods, but so far, I've not tasted a sauerkraut I like. I'm almost positive those I've tried weren't homemade.
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Old 06-14-2020, 03:33 PM
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I cook mine with an apple, a bottle of beer, and caraway seeds. Maybe a super light sprinkling of brown sugar if I'm in the mood, but not often. I like eating it with kielbasa, pork chops, mashed potatoes, drop-style dumplings, pierogi, and/or pork roast.
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Sodium content in homemade
Old 06-14-2020, 03:53 PM
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I was surprised at how little salt is used (compared the amount of shredded cabbage). The homemade kraut that I make isnít really sharp like some store bought kinds

To those thinking of making it in quart jars, there are a variety of silicone tops you can buy to help with the fermentation process. It lets the gasses release as it ferments.
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Old 06-14-2020, 04:30 PM
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I love it! I've never had it all the ways y'all mentioned, but now I want to try some!

My favorite way to eat it is on a NYC hot dog from a stand where the sauerkraut and mustard are warm. So yummy! Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near NYC.

We also love reubens!
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Old 06-14-2020, 04:36 PM
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I dont like it, but my best friend likes a side of it with her pancakes.
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Old 06-14-2020, 04:51 PM
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I am the only one in my family that likes sauerkraut. I really like the Aldi brand that comes in a jar. It is imported from Germany. I've never tried it with brown sugar sprinkled in. May try that next time.
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Old 06-14-2020, 05:11 PM
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Yes, I love it!
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Old 06-14-2020, 05:40 PM
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I do not care for it at all and neither does DH! My parents could never understand how with our strong German and Austrian heritage I couldn't stand the stuff! My mom fixed it at least 2 or 3 times a month when I was growing up and my brother and I would fill up on all the other stuff!

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Old 06-14-2020, 06:16 PM
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I will eat it with my brat. I never remember to buy it when we have brats though, lol. My grandpa loved it.
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Old 06-14-2020, 06:36 PM
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Where do you buy caraway seeds?
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Old 06-14-2020, 07:19 PM
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Caraway seeds should be among spices in a grocery store.
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Old 06-14-2020, 07:27 PM
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Will need to look for some! Thanks cat woman
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Old 06-14-2020, 09:06 PM
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The smell of sauerkraut makes me nauseous. I had to leave a restaurant once because we walked in and it smelled too much like sauerkraut (I think it was a German restaurant). I just can not handle the smell.

I have no idea what it tastes like, because I've never even tried to it. My aversion to it is so strong, I think I would actually throw up if I got it even near my mouth.

It is the only food that has that kind of effect on me.
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:50 AM
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I love sauerkraut! I tell myself I'm going to eat it at least once a week but I don't. My husband isn't a fan. We always eat it with pork chops and I'm not a big fan of pork chops. I like to cook it in the crock pot with apple juice, quartered apples and onions. My mother used to serve it with hot dogs but I don't eat hot dogs anymore.
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:34 AM
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This Norwegian has learned to eat sauerkraut from DH's family. We use Frank's brand in a glass jar. Package of two jars from Sam's Club.
DH browns some onions in butter, then adds the sauerkraut and cooks to meld the flavors. We like to add a couple of hot dogs and heat them up in the mixture. DH's sisters like to put sauerkraut on mashed potatoes.
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Old 06-15-2020, 06:06 PM
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for it. As a kid, mom would make it and heat it up with chunks of hot dog with a side of creamy mashed potatoes. I did not like it then and neither did my brothers.

Now, I put a Johnsonville sausage or kielbasa in it instead but still serve it with a side of mashed potatoes or fried potatoes with onions and sweet corn. I would NOT mix the kraut with the potatoes. That would be a texture nightmare for me.

There are several foods like that I have come to appreciate as an adult--mackerel patties, brown beans, cooked carrots, cooked broccoli, and that sort.
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Old 06-16-2020, 07:16 AM
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In order to get probiotics from sauerkraut you need to eat the fermented kind. It can not have vinegar which actually kills the good bacteria. Only ingredients should be cabbage (and perhaps other veggies) and salt. Caraway is a great add-on! Bubbies is the best store bought brand with Trader Joeís refrigerated one (has Persian cucumbers in it too) coming in as a close second.
Since I am very ďfrugalĒ I make a huge batch about once a month. Super easy and way cheaper than store bought.
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