Choucroute Garni

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

This is a dish my mom would make on an occasional Sunday. We lived near an alpine market so the variety of sausages changed often.

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  1. Soak the sauerkraut in a large bowl filled with cold water, and soak for 15 minutes.
  2. While sauerkraut is soaking, saute bacon, in a large oven proof pan, for 1 minute.
  3. Turn heat to medium-low, add the garlic and saute for another minute.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  5. Squeeze the sauerkraut dry, reserving 1 cup of the soaking water and add the sauerkraut to the pot.
  6. Stir well to blend with bacon.
  7. Add the reserved cup of soaking water, the white wine, the juniper berries, the peppercorns and the cloves.
  8. Bring to boil on top of stove and boil until the liquid has almost evaporated (about 20-30 minutes).
  9. Imbed the meats in the sauerkraut, cover the pot and cook in the oven until the meats are hot, about 30 minutes.