I'm looking for uses for sauerkraut
- Wendy Lai
I have some extra sauerkraut leftover. I want to use it in some sort of 'turnover' recipe. I seem to remember a recipe that involves bacon and sauerkraut and maybe some puff pastry?
Any other good uses?
This is a terrific sandwich:
you slice tempeh 1/4 thick and brown it on both sides in a smear of peanut oil (or any oil)
add the kraut on top and put a lid on the pan so it steams and warms the kraut.
Smear a crusty roll with mustard, dark deli prefered, stack up the tempeh and kraut
raw onion optional
Pierogi stuffed with sauerkraut & mushrooms
Polish cold salad of rinsed kraut, shredded apples & carrots, dressed with a mixture of white vinegar, sugar, caraway seeds
Side dish-heat bacon or duck fat, add onion & kraut (plus caraway if you like), simmer with a bit of water & serve w/smoked sausages, pork chops or sauteed duck breast.
Along the lines of a turnover, I once made an Eastern European stuffed roll from Saveur. I forget the exact name but it wasn't the well-known pierogi/piroshki. This was many, many years ago but it was delicious. It used sauteed cabbage, but I think sauerkraut would work well. In addition to the kraut, you add ground beef and mustard, maybe a little sugar to offset the sourness. Sauteed mushrooms would be nice if you want more veg. Mix everything together. Season the filling well w/ S&P. Add paprika and caraway seeds, if you like. Frozen puff pastry would make life easy, but I made a dough from the recipe. Oh boy, now I'm craving these...
I've enjoyed stuffed cabbage, where the rolls are laid on a bed of sauerkraut and then covered with a sauce and baked.
Either a traditional reuben or a grilled hot pastrami and swiss sandwich on rye with good grain mustard.