Sweet Latvian Sauerkraut
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 10mins
- 1 (28 ounce) jar wine-cured sauerkraut
- 2 diced apples or 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 onion, finely chopped (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon caraway seed
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 3 -4 tablespoons brown sugar or 3 -4 tablespoons demerara sugar
- 1 tablespoon lard or 1 tablespoon bacon drippings
- 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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