Re sauerkraut.....don't know what to do with it.

(42 Posts)
Oldisthenewblack Sat 23-Jan-16 13:07:10

I bought some sauerkraut. I don't have the faintest idea what to do with it. But I heard it was good for you....so on a whim in Sainsbury's I put in in the trolley. Yes I should have thought this through. But there it is.

What does it 'go' with??

originalmavis Sat 23-Jan-16 13:09:03

Salad, sausages, sandwiches...It's yuk (well othee people love it) though but very good for you apparently (not the vinegary none).

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 23-Jan-16 13:11:24

With gammon, or on top of hot dogs with American mustard

Oldisthenewblack Sat 23-Jan-16 13:11:33

Thank you - This one doesn't have vinegar but it does have white wine...I will do some research. Just being lazy...

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sat 23-Jan-16 13:16:35

Chuck it in the bin, it tastes like gone off pickles to me. <helpful>

Oysterbabe Sat 23-Jan-16 13:18:38

I love it. Just have it as a side dish with meat and other veg.

Oldisthenewblack Sat 23-Jan-16 13:19:37

It won't be the first purchase I throw in the bin after one taste....

BarbarianMum Sat 23-Jan-16 13:19:55

Eat it with pork basically. It helps you digest the grease smile

IonaNE Sat 23-Jan-16 13:27:30

I absolutely love it, although I prefer the kind without the wine, I think wine makes it taste funny. OP, if you don't like this one, try the one without wine, and the best is from the Polish section of the supermarket. You put it into sandwiches that have meat in them (cold cuts, steak, sausages, etc). It tastes brilliant, it gives you lots of vitamin C and fibre, and as BarbarianMum says, it helps you digest grease.

Oldisthenewblack Sat 23-Jan-16 13:29:27

Oh, we have a Polish shop not far from here - good tip, IonaNE!

Aposey Sat 23-Jan-16 13:29:33

My Dutch friends like it mixed with mashed potato with microwaved mattesons smoked sausage and fried bacon. I think its revolting, but just about bearable. Its my DH's favourite meal. confused

CointreauVersial Sat 23-Jan-16 13:32:07

I was about to suggest smoked sausage and mash too. OK in very small doses.

originalmavis Sat 23-Jan-16 14:05:16

It is good for digestion/wind.

Anniegetyourgun Sat 23-Jan-16 14:42:50

Avoid it. It is the Devil's spit.

antimatter Sat 23-Jan-16 14:48:35

Grate some carrots on fine grater, add it to your sauerkraut. I would say 1 medium carrot to a cup of sauerkraut.
Leave it for 3-4 hours mixed in the fridge. Serve with any pork dishes.
Some people don't like it anyway and for some it is an acquired taste.

Make sure you squeeze out as much liquid out of it as you can.

Osmiornica Sat 23-Jan-16 14:55:13

It's lovely. Try making a bigos - a polish stew with sauercraut, kabanos and a mix of other sausage and/or pork. Or fry it up with some Polish sausage.

OttiliaVonBCup Sat 23-Jan-16 14:57:33

It goes in a casserole, black pepper, no salt needed, a few bay leaves, then bury some meat in it, best some pork or sausages but chicken will do as well, you can add some rice, or not, add some white wine, cover and bake on low for quite some time, uncover, and finish off on higher temp.

evilcherub Sat 23-Jan-16 14:59:45

It will only achieve it's effect (intestinal good bacteria) if it is unpasteurised. The Sainsbury's one is pasteurised as far as I remember.

DrDreReturns Sat 23-Jan-16 15:07:51

It goes well with the bin imo. grin

MuttonDressedAsMutton Sat 23-Jan-16 15:13:20

I bought some sauerkraut. I don't have the faintest idea what to do with it

Cut out the middle man and show it the door. grin

It's filthy stuff - as is Kimchi - and yes, I know - I keep reading we should be eating more fermented foods but for fuck's sake, there is a limit! Just open the door and shove it out.

SmallGreenBouncyBall Sat 23-Jan-16 15:13:39

great with gammon.

for the kraut, fry an onion gently until it translucent. then add a teaspoon of sugar. when it starts to caramelise add the kraut. add some apple juice for sweetness. (or a small tin of pineapple chunks+juice)

Allalonenow Sat 23-Jan-16 15:34:26

Get a couple of different types of sausage from your Polish shop, also some slices of belly pork, and cook with the cabbage in a casserole as mentioned above. Delicious, a real warming winter meal.

Oldisthenewblack Sat 23-Jan-16 20:59:58

My friend opened it earlier and tried it (she's never had it before either). She really liked it, though proceeded to burp for the rest of the evening. I smelt it, it was quite reasonable, so will try it tomorrow. I couldn't try it as had just had chocolate muffins...

Scholes34 Sat 23-Jan-16 21:46:30

I'mwith smallgreen - all the Germans I know would fry it with onions.

TalkinPeace Sat 23-Jan-16 22:31:50

decide what you are having it with : gammon, sausages, hot dogs, bratwurst, baked chicken
then heat it gently in a pan till most of the vinegar is driven off , serve with the meat and lashings of mustard
or chop hot dog into it and heat

only the English eat it cold wink
heated up it is genuinely yummy

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