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Do you like sauerkraut?

Asked by knitfroggy (8959points) July 3rd, 2010

I love sauerkarut. When I was a kid my mom would heat up a can and cut up some hot dogs in it and my sister and I would just gobble it up. I buy homemade German sausage at a small market and love to eat it with kraut. My husband loves it too. The kids won’t touch it. I took some kraut and sausage to work for lunch one day and people in the break room were griping about the smell! It really irritated me, because I really didn’t think it stunk up the breakroom that badly. Do you like sauerkraut or do you think it’s nasty? Any good recipes that have sauerkraut?

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Ltryptophan's avatar

Well, I am a big fan of a Reuben sandwich. What would a Reuben be without sauerkraut. Well it would be rather boring. Corned beef certainly won’t just stand up to thousand island dressing on its own.

knitfroggy's avatar

@Ltryptophan I made Reuben Dogs for dinner tonight. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, kraut, swiss cheese and spicy brown mustard. They are yummy!

Coloma's avatar

Love it!

And cole slaw and hunks of fresh cabbage, and cabbage soup, and chinese cabbage, and cabbage rolls, and, and, and…cabbage is one of my favorite foods.

knitfroggy's avatar

@Coloma I love cabbage also. My grandma was making Bierocks today and as she was cutting up the cabbage she and stood in the kitchen and ate chunks of it raw. Yum!

zenele's avatar


But I like a simple coleslaw.

lillycoyote's avatar

Yes, I love sauerkraut. I think it had to skip a generation though. My mother was second generation German-American and for her mother sauerkraut was the equivalent of chicken soup, good for whatever ails you, and there was always some stewing, or whatever it does, in the basement of the house when she was growing up; so… she couldn’t stand the stuff she had had enough. I developed an appreciation for it later in life, after I left home.

Rufus_T_Firefly's avatar

I like it on a hot dog with spicy brown mustard or on a Reuben sandwich, but alone as a side dish, I’ll usually pass.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I love sauerkraut and usually cook it once a week. I don’t have any interesting recipes.. but I’m all for following a thread about sauerkraut love. If it were nutritionally possible to live on cabbage alone, I’d be all for it.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Ja, mag ich Sauerkraut mit Kartoffeln und W├╝rsten.

kenmc's avatar

Do I like it? No.


Seaofclouds's avatar

I can’t stand it. I don’t like the taste, the texture, or the smell of it. My husband even tried making it a few different ways to see if I would end up liking it and it’s never worked.

Coloma's avatar

Well…if all of us kraut lovers got together for a picnic we’d have to plan for a breezy day. lolol

Berserker's avatar

Sauerkraut rocks. The hell with hot dogs, I just eat it straight.

AstroChuck's avatar

I freaking love the stuff, much to the dismay of my wife and daughter. They can’t stand the smell of sauerkraut, let alone the taste. And I just love eating it on my veggie dogs right in front of them.

ragingloli's avatar

Not really, no.
I prefer Rotkraut.

lillycoyote's avatar

@ragingloli I had to look up Rotkraut but it sounds pretty damn good too.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I love Kraut and I have a quick recipe I like to make on occasion that I call a baked rueben. I take a can of Frank’s, drained and lay down a layer in a glass pan sprayed with olive oil. On top of that layer goes corned beef (store bought deli works if you don’t have time to bake a corned beef). On top of the beef I spread a mix of horseradish and dark mustard. On goes another layer of kraut and then a layer of cheese and then more mustard/horseradish. Bake it until hot maybe 30–40 minutes and then serve on toasted rye.

knitfroggy's avatar

@Sueanne_Tremendous That recipe sounds good!!! I am going to try that soon!

We used to have a German restaurant in town that served the most amazing sauerkraut I’d ever eaten. It wasn’t canned, it was home made. The restaurant didn’t last long, which was sad. But I am totally happy with my Frank’s as @Sueanne_Tremendous mentioned. It’s my favorite brand.

@Symbeline I will eat it straight too. When I make German sausage it’s the side dish.

I cut up some potatoes and put them in the crock pot, with some country style pork ribs, some onion and topped it with a couple cans of Frank’s. It was really tasty. The kids were looking for clothes pins to put on their nose when that started cooking! When it was done my husband and I squirted spicy brown mustard all over the ribs and kraut. I love mustard as much as I love sauerkraut. My grandma says it’s all the German blood I have. I didn’t know Germans like mustard tho

jerv's avatar

I used to hate it, but that is because my grandmother used to get the cheap stuff and then serve it wrong. Once I learned that there actually are good sauerkrauts out there, I am no longer ashamed of my Lithuanian heritage.
Too bad my wife doesn’t share my enthusiasm for sausage though…

Coloma's avatar

I make a killer cabbage and potato soup..hmmm…saurkraut soup…ideas, ideas…

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@Coloma you should bring me some of your soup O:)

All of this talk about sauerkraut, it makes me wonder how people like to eat it. I know some people like it rinsed, some people like it very sour, some people like it crisp and some like it to be cooked until it’s tender.

knitfroggy's avatar

@Coloma Does your soup have a milk base, ham and dill?

perspicacious's avatar

I haven’t had it in quite a while but I like it OK. I used to regularly add a little sugar and cook it with pork chops.

knitfroggy's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie I like mine really sour. In my experience the cheaper brands tend to be more sour. I also like it very cooked and not crisp at all.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@knitfroggy I agree. I like mine very sour and I also like mine to be very tender, though I’ll eat it a little bit on the crunchy side if that’s how it’s being served. I like to put mine in the oven with a slice or two of bacon on top (which I take out when the cabbage is done) and cut up some onion with it. Yum yum, now I wish I’d made that today.

mattbrowne's avatar

Yes, very much so.

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