Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
This dish has German roots, but is widely prepared in Switzerland. I'm not sure exactly where I found this recipe,but it's been DH and grandson's favorite deer hunting camp meal for many years. It cooks in one skillet so clean up is minimal.
- 1 lb smoked sausage (cut in 4-inch lengths)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion (cut in wedges)
- 1 (16 ounce) can sauerkraut
- 1 cup apple (cored and sliced)
- 1 cup apple juice
- 4 red potatoes (cubed)
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- salt and pepper
- In a large skillet, brown smoked sausage in olive oil, add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
- Arrange all ingredients around sausage in skillet and cook over medium heat 30-40 minutes or until juice has cooked down.
- If kraut still has a sour taste, add more brown sugar to suit your taste.
I made this for my DH, and if the yummy sounds are any indication, then it is definitely 5 stars! I don't normally like things with cooked apples, but I really liked the mixture of the sour and the sweet here! I used turkey smoked sausgae. This was delicious! ZWT7 - Shady Ladies
I admit it - I wasn't sure how the apple juice, apple & brown sugar would affect this dish, but I jumped in with both feet and was so glad I did! I did do a few things differently. I always taste my saurekraut first, and if it has a strong taste (which it did) I rinse it until the taste is palatable. Since I removed a lot of the "tangy taste" I used only 1 tablespoon of brown SugarTwin in place of the brown sugar. This, along with the apple juice provided a wonderful taste sensation! Next time I make this, I will cut my apple in smaller pieces (it's a texture thing). Oh, I used white fingerling potatoes which I halved. I cooked this in a covered frying pan. Delicious! Made for Top Favorites of 2009 Cookbook Tag-Feb'10.
Loved this recipe! It was an unusual combination I wasn't too sure about at first but the family and friends loved it and I am very happy I tried something different.