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I love sauerkraut on hot dogs but haven't ever tried it with other foods. It's such a strong taste, I'm having a hard time thinking of other foods it might work with.

I don't care for it straight up so, I'm hoping for suggestions on ways to incorporate more sauerkraut into our diet?
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It goes really well with most meats (sausages, chicken, pork etc). If you make your own kraut you can modify so its not quite so strong. You can also mix cabbages and create vibrantly colored sides!

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Ruebens!!


or pick up some sausage!

you can also add it to soup to add a tangy crunch.

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Lacto fermented is not very strong, and usually has a sweetness to it.
I eat mine raw, over scrambled eggs

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I don't like it by itself much, but with meat I enjoy it. I like to put it in sandwiches the way I'd use pickles. It's possible to control to some extent how tart it gets - you can refrigerate it at the stage you find you like it the best, like most lf veggies. It will get stronger in the fridge slowly, but if you eat it up pretty quickly that isn't a problem.
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Pierogi!

Either as a side to the traditional potato pierogi, or in the pierogi.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4695907_poli...i-filling.html

or with noodles

http://easteuropeanfood.about.com/od...luskikraut.htm

There are probably a lot more polish recipes which use sauerkraut. I would also like it stirred into some hot borscht.

http://polandpoland.com/polish_recipes.html

I usually just eat it as a side dish with some rice and sausage, though. Sauerkraut is sooo good with anything greasy.
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Put it over (breaded or unbreaded) pork chops with the bone in--brown them slightly in a skillet first and salt/pepper to taste, then put them in a casserole dish, pile sauerkraut on top, and bake. Cover it with foil or a lid if the kraut is getting crispy. Serve it with mashed potatoes on the side. Sauerkraut and mashed potatoes go so good together when you eat them in a big bite at once.

Heat it in a skillet with chopped sausages. Lots of different types of sausages go good with it.

Put it on sandwiches and toast them in a skillet like you would a grilled cheese.

My grandma used to make a big barrel of sauerkraut every year and keep it in her cellar. We ate a lot of sauerkraut. My DH wasn't raised on any sort of foods like that, they mostly ate at restaurants, and he won't even come in the house if I've been cooking it.

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Polish sausage - kielbasa yum!

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I love it with anything, or just a little dish of it after dinner is so good to me but our fave recipe is as follows:
one pork roast
several tomatoes, chopped
2 cups sauerkraut
caraway seeds
dill
2 onions, sliced
Beer
I throw all of this in the crockpot with onions on the bottom and then the roast, the tomatoes and the kraut and herbs/spices. Then top it off with a bottle of beer. We like any kind and have used several different ones.
I cook this until it is tender and then serve it with (as another poster said) mashed potaoes and sour cream.....I mean seriously.
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Lacto fermented is not very strong, and usually has a sweetness to it.
I eat mine raw, over scrambled eggs
That's what I did this morning and it was delicious!

Doesn't cooking it kill the beneficial bacteria?
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Doesn't cooking it kill the beneficial bacteria?
That's my understanding, but we have so much of it and love it so much that we don't worry about.
I mean, you're not supposed to melt raw cheeses either, but hey, I live a little, lol!
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That's what I did this morning and it was delicious!

Doesn't cooking it kill the beneficial bacteria?
I don't cook it. I scramble the eggs, put them on my plate, add the kraut to the side. By the time I sit down, the eggs have cooled enough to mix them up without killing the kraut.

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i like it as salad with shredded carrots and a little buttermilk dressing.
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I don't cook it. I scramble the eggs, put them on my plate, add the kraut to the side. By the time I sit down, the eggs have cooled enough to mix them up without killing the kraut.

Sorry - my response was to the other posters saying to add it to recipes they are cooking.

I've done my eggs like you suggested the past two mornings and they're delicious!
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little smokies and potatoes.

Put 2 packages of beef little smokies, 5 or so potatoes (peeled, cut into 6ths), a tablespoon or so of brown sugar, throw it all in a pressure cooker let it jiggle until you can't smell the sauerkraut anymore

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I love it with anything, or just a little dish of it after dinner is so good to me but our fave recipe is as follows:
one pork roast
several tomatoes, chopped
2 cups sauerkraut
caraway seeds
dill
2 onions, sliced
Beer
I throw all of this in the crockpot with onions on the bottom and then the roast, the tomatoes and the kraut and herbs/spices. Then top it off with a bottle of beer. We like any kind and have used several different ones.
I cook this until it is tender and then serve it with (as another poster said) mashed potaoes and sour cream.....I mean seriously.
I am *so* trying this soon! Thanks!
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I cook some of my kraut on low with meatballs but save about half of it to mix in once the food is cooled. I serve my kraut and meatballs over sour cream mashed potatoes. I used to cook it all but then one day it dawned on me.... I spend days growing the healthy bacteria and then blast it to smithereens in the slow cooker, so I stopped cooking it.

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I'll eat it with anything! One thing that I haven't seen mentioned yet is with beans. I love it mixed in with baked beans, after they're done cooking.

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