“People say my sauerkraut tastes so good,” notes Debbi Barate of Dilltown, Pennsylvania. “To a package of prepared kraut, I add a diced sweet onion that’s been browned in butter and one to two peeled and sliced tart apples.”
Even people who claim not to like sauerkraut will enjoy this tangy side dish from Betsy Esley of Three Mile Bay in New York. She uses handy convenience products to make it as quick and easy as it is delicious. "It's also especially good served with ham or any pork dish," Betsy adds. "And the flavor is even better the next day—if you're lucky enough to have leftovers!"
With big, tender chunks of sausage, potatoes and carrots, this meal-in-one has old-world flavor that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites. "A co-worker often made a big pot of this for our office staff, and it always disappeared in a hurry," notes Joalyce Graham of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Over the year, I've found that learning to cook with herbs and spices is fun and rewarding. With sauerkraut, bacon and caraway, this side dish really reflects my German heritage.—Trudi Johnson, Hixson, Tennessee