Hearty Krautwiches Recipe

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"With sauerkraut and liverwurst, this is an ethnic sandwich that you'll find hard to resist," notes subscriber Karen Ann Bland from Gove, Kansas. "The recipe has strong ties to our German ancestors who settled in this part of Kansas."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 hard-cooked eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, well drained
  • 1/3 cup Russian salad dressing
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 6 onion buns, split
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced salami
  • 6 slice Muenster cheese
  • 6 ounces sliced liverwurst
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • Additional Russian salad dressing, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 593 calories, 37g fat (15g saturated fat), 244mg cholesterol, 2084mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, chop 1 egg; stir in sauerkraut and salad dressing. Chop half of the onion; add to sauerkraut mixture. Slice remaining eggs and onion; set aside.
  2. On bun bottoms, layer the salami, cheese, liverwurst, lettuce, onion and about 1/3 cup sauerkraut mixture. Slice remaining eggs. Top each with the sliced eggs and additional salad dressing if desired. Replace bun tops. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Krautwiches in Country Woman September/October 1997, p41

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