Cookbook:Choucroute (Sauerkraut with Meat and Potatoes)

Choucroute (Sauerkraut with Meat and Potatoes)
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Choucroute garnie is a dish of Sauerkraut with sausages, salt pork, and potatoes. Being a little picky about your ingredients (especially the sauerkraut) with this recipe makes all the difference.




  1. In a pot large enough to in the end hold everything, melt the duck fat over medium heat.
  2. When hot, add the onions and sauté until translucent (about 5 minutes or so).
  3. Then, add the sauerkraut, white wine, juniper berries, clove, coriander seed, mustard seed, and garlic.
  4. Add the smoked pork and bacon.
  5. Cover, and then simmer for about 2 hours.
  6. In other pot, simmer the peeled potatoes and your sausages—don't boil, or your sausages will split open.
  7. Simmer until potatoes are done (and by then the sausage will be, too).
  8. Serve in a heap—sauerkraut at the bottom, various pig and potato parts on top.