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Sauerkraut! Thank you Winston!

Posted by **khfpl** on Oct 23, 2017 at 4:06:59 AM:

Winston actually called my attention to this.

We (as I'd say more than 90% of German families) usually have this dish 3, maybe 4 times a year, not more often, but if it is well done it really is delicious. So when I told Karin that I know someone online who calls me 'Sauerkraut' she laughed, but also said "why not having it, it's cold outside, rainy weather, good opportunity to have this kind of a traditional dish"

So she will cook it today.

Means: no Sauerkraut from a super-market or any chain. Instead she will buy it from the butcher in our village (who only offers it during autumn and winter and it will be home-made (if this expression makes sense, but I believe you understand what I am trying to say)). Smoked porked chop (or 'Kassler' as we call it), and maybe some Mettwurst and as you will immediately understand now: yes, I am far away from being orthodoxly or religiously even. ;-)

Not possible without some really home-made mashed potatoes and in this case the potatoes being grown on a farm just a few kms away. Needs a bit of single cream, milk and nutmeg, and also some parsley and maybe even combining it with some mashed celeriac.

The Sauerkraut will get flavoured by some good, dry Riesling (it will anyway and already be treated with Riesling when she buys it, but she will add some, no matter what)

In the end this will be a meal worth being served in (minimum) a 3-star restaurant!

Goes with a really good Pilsner beer! Even I, not really into beer, will have one.

one of these

The brewery is about 40 km away from where we live.


.... oh, before I forget: Sauerkraut is actually not a really typical German dish. The by far best Sauerkraut is served in Alsace (France). OK, there's also a German history.

You see Winston, Sauerkraut can never be an insult! :-)

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