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Mom's Sauerkraut

Having married into a Polish family, I had to learn to cook sauerkraut "properly," as it was frequently served as an accompaniment to pork, ham and homemade kielbasa. This is how my M-I-L taught me to make it.

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  • Melt butter in a Dutch oven or a heavy saucepan.
  • Add onion and cook until golden yellow.
  • Stir in sauerkraut and 1/2 cup water, cook for about 8 minutes.
  • Add potato and caraway seed, mix well.
  • Pour in about 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Cook uncovered over low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Cover, and continue cooking for 30 minutes longer.
  • If it starts to dry out, add the additional 1/2 cup of boiling water.
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"Having married into a Polish family, I had to learn to cook sauerkraut "properly," as it was frequently served as an accompaniment to pork, ham and homemade kielbasa. This is how my M-I-L taught me to make it."
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  1. Dienia B.
    my mil is czech and i had to learn to make things properly too lol this is great i love the shredded poatoe in it dee adding a bouillion cube is nice
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  2. NannyMarvel
    I found this recipe fairly bland for my taste. So - I made it again but did not rinse the sauerkraut, used beer instad of water and added a heaping tablespoon of dijon mustard at the end. This version got raves. I do appreciate the recipe since I did not know about sauteing onions in butter and adding shredded potatoes.
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  3. lin18760
    We really liked this,will make again.Thanks Linda
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  4. Dee514
    Having married into a Polish family, I had to learn to cook sauerkraut "properly," as it was frequently served as an accompaniment to pork, ham and homemade kielbasa. This is how my M-I-L taught me to make it.
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