Sweet Latvian Sauerkraut

Recipe by Irmgard
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READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Drain the sauerkraut only if it is too salty, otherwise use it with its own liquid.
  • Heat the lard in a large saucepan.
  • Take a handful of the sauerkraut and squeeze it dry.
  • Put it in the hot lard and fry it until the sauerkraut has brown edges.
  • Add the sauerkraut, apples, bay leaf, onion (if using), caraway seeds and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
  • Add water to just barely cover the sauerkraut.
  • Bring to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Add more sugar, if needed, gradually while the sauerkraut is cooking, tasting often.
  • The sauerkraut should be pleasantly sweet-sour but not too sweet.
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