Sauerkraut A'la 'alsacienne

"This is an old recipe of my mother's - I have no idea where she got the name but this is what she always called it. When I make this now I put a farmer's sausage on top and bake it in a 350F oven for about 30 minutes covered 15 minutes uncovered. Serve with mashed potatoes. Preparation time includes the soaking time. If this is an extra side dish it will be for 4 people. My tastes have changed over the years and I still find this tasty but I like my veggies under cooked now. I have grown to love sauerkraut so I only barely rinse it but make sure that you squeeze it dry."
photo by Bergy photo by Bergy
photo by Bergy
photo by Bergy photo by Bergy
Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Soak the sauerkraut in cold water for 20 minutes, rinse again, drain and squeeze dry.
  • Meanwhile fry the chopped bacon til crisp.
  • Add the onions& carrot and saute for about 8 minutes.
  • Add Kraut, parsley, celery leaves bay leaf boullion cube and wine simmer, uncovered until the wine has almost evaporated
  • If you wish make it up to this point and serve or place it in a casserole, place a smoked sausage on top, cover and baked in a 350 oven for 30 minutes, uncover for a further 15 minutes.

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  1. Asia53
    Thank you so much, Bergy! We had sausage and sauerkraut in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine in the late 80's. I have searched and searched for a recipe, and nothing has come close, until now. Dad took his first bite, and gave a thumbs up.
  2. HansBR
    Bergy, Alsace is a region in East-France on the German border. Capital is Strasbourg. They say it is the best European cuisine. Hans


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