This is my attempt at my mother's recipe. For some reason, it comes out different every time I make it. This side dish was always served at my family's holiday dinners. I love it so much I don't wait for the holidays to make it. Though we claim it's a traditional dish from the Istria-Venezia-Giulia region of Italy, I know some Polish and Hungarian families that make it. Always use sauerkraut from a bag, not canned.