This recipe goes way back. My grandmother made her sauerkraut this way, and she probably learned it from her grandmother! Actually, this method of preparation is considered German in origin, but since grandmother was Bohemian by birth, we always called it Bohemian Sauerkraut. It was always a featured side-dish at our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and served with dumplings and/or pork at other times of the year. The flavor of this sauerkraut is entirely different from plain boiled kraut.