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German Sauerkraut / Casserole

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

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German Sauerkraut Casserole ... perfect for using up leftovers

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German Sauerkraut, such delicious, and traditional food. Try this on top of a nice  bratwurst sausage

Are you wanting to make German sauerkraut as a side for your traditional German meal? That most yummy of all sides?  You'll need to pop over to this page for my simple recipe.

Here's a German sauerkraut casserole that uses up some leftovers and makes them into a marvelous dinner that's quick and easy.

If you've got some leftover ham and potatoes, just add a few extra items, put it in the oven, and turn up the polka music.

Dinner's almost ready!

Recipes using leftovers can be boring, but turning those leftovers into something totally different is fantastic.

Here you take that ham and potatoes and add sauerkraut and cheese to make a casserole that will make you want to have leftovers!

In fact, you'll PLAN on making extras so that you end up with leftovers for this.

Don't have any leftover potatoes? Check Oma Says below.

Sauerkraut recipes are great to have in your recipe file. Often, in Germany, sauerkraut is flavored with juniper berries and served alongside of pork, smoked sausages, or kasseler.

That's why using ham in this dish is so great.

However, if you have any other type of smoked meat left over, use that instead.

For the cheese, I use whatever I happen to have in the fridge. Use that which melts nicely. If you enjoy it as an eating cheese, it will be fabulous in here as well. :)

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Is Sauerkraut healthy?

There are many health benefits associated with eating this fermented cabbage, sauerkraut. It is high in vitamins C, B, and K, low in calories, and high in calcium, magnesium, and fiber.

It's even healthier eaten raw. Try it in a salad!

If you can find sauerkraut that is unpasteurized and uncooked, it will contain live lactobacilli and is rich in enzymes.

You may need to go to a health food store to find it, but it's fantastic in the sauerkraut salad shown below.

Yummy Sauerkraut Salad

Ready to make this Sauerkraut Casserole? But, you don't have any leftover potatoes. What to do?


Oma Says:

Don't have any leftover potatoes? 

Peel (if necessary) and thickly slice raw potatoes, cover with water and bring to boil. Simmer until tender which will take about 10 minutes.

During that time you can be frying up the ham and onion.

Ready to make this sauerkraut casserole?

Oma's German Sauerkraut Casserole

Here's a German sauerkraut casserole that uses up some leftovers and makes them into a marvelous dinner that's quick and easy. If you've got some leftover ham and potatoes, just add a few extra items, put it in the oven, and turn up the polka music.

Dinner's almost ready!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

35 minutes

Total Time

45 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 - 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter or oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 lb potatoes, cooked and sliced
  • 28-oz can drained sauerkraut
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • approx. 2 cups grated cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Fry ham and onion in butter/oil until onion is translucent. Add sauerkraut and paprika and mix well. 
  3. Arrange half of the potatoes on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper on top of potatoes.
  4. Spread the ham/sauerkraut mixture on top. Cover with the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper on top of potatoes.
  5. Beat eggs and milk. Pour over potatoes. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  6. Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Notes/Hints:

  • The most popular cheese to use for this are cheddar, Emmental, or Swiss. Or, use your favorite melting cheese.

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German Sauerkraut Casserole made Just like Oma

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German Sauerkraut Casserole made Just like Oma
Here's a German sauerkraut casserole that uses up leftovers and turns them into a marvellous dinner that's quick and easy! A great dish to serve company!

Ingredients: ham, sauerkraut, potatoes, onion,

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