Sauerkraut Merry Old Germany

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 0m


  • 2 pounds fresh Sauerkraut
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 bottle Riesling
  • 1 shredded onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 pound small white seedless grapes
  • white sausages, 3/4 pound
  • thick smoked bacon, 1/2 pound
  • 2 pounds potatoes (peeled ,cooked ,hot)


Step 1

Rinse the Sauerkraut very well with plenty of water

Step 2

In a preferably earthenware pot mix the rinsed Sauerkraut, the grapes (no stems please),the chicken stock and the bay leaf; bring to boil for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add the wine (start with half the bottle) and let it simmer for another 4-5 minutes

Step 4

In a frying pan, with a bit of butter, put the shredded onion to fry until it becomes glazed.

Step 5

Add to the simmering Sauerkraut, mix well. Salt to taste and maybe a bit of sugar (1 tsp, max) to reduce acidity and increase taste

Step 6

Allow to simmer for another 5 minutes, adding wine if it becomes to dry.

Step 7

Serve with cooked white sausages, cooked thick bacon and a nicely chilled Riesling. DonĀ“t forget the potatoes and a little German mustard. Guten Apetit und Prost!

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