Monday, June 23, 2014

Sausage and Sauerkraut

I am such a sauerkraut fan. When I saw this I immediately started drooling. I had to make it soon and I did. We had this last night for dinner with the boiled potatoes on the side. It was so good. My husband does not like the sour sauerkraut or the super sweet sauerkraut. This was a happy medium. What makes this even better is its super cheap to make. Makes this momma happy about the savings.

Make 4 Servings
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 pounds carrots, halved crosswise
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and Pepper
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/2 pounds  precooked link sausages, such as kielbasa or bratwurst, cut into 4 inch pieces
3 scallions, white and green portions thinly sliced separately
1 16 ounce bag sauerkraut, rinsed
2 bay leaves
mustard and sour cream, for serving (optional)

In a large saucepan, bring the potatoes and enough cold water to cover to a boil. Add carrots, lower the heat and simmer until crisp-tender, 10 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the carrots to a plate. Cook the potatoes until tender, 6 to 10 minutes more. Drain, then return the potatoes to the pot, toss with the butter and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a large, deep, heavy skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausages and fry until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a platter and tent with foil.

Wipe the skillet and add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; add the scallions whites and cook over medium high heat for 1 minute. Add 1 cup water, the sauerkraut, bay leaves, reserved sausages and carrots and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the scallion greens; discard the bay leaves.

Serve the sausages and sauerkraut with the potatoes, mustard and sour cream alongside.

Original recipe from Rachael RayPin It

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