Friday, July 15, 2011

German Sauerkraut Soup

This soup tastes like Germany in a bowl! Lots of bold flavors that warm you down to your toes! I love it! I love sauerkraut, brats and spicy mustard . . . I know that not everyone is too keen on sauerkraut so this soup is a good of way easing into it. I especially love adding a dollop of horseradish to it when serving! Mmm-mmm!!!German Sauerkraut SoupRecipe by: Emily

7-8 Medium Red Potatoes, cut into 1 inch cubes
4-5 Bratwurst
1 Large Onion, chopped
6 cups Beef Broth
2 cups Sauerkraut, with juices
3 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 cup Water
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2-3 Tbsp Spicy Mustard
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp chopped Parsley

1. Cook the bratwurst in a large soup pot according to package directions. Remove and set aside. Raise the pot heat to medium high and add the chopped onion and 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Once the onions start to caramelize lower the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until softened and golden brown.

2. Add 1/2 cup of water and deglaze the pan. Add the beef broth, mustard's, sauerkraut and potatoes and bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for 15- 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

3. Cut the cooked bratwurst into bite sized pieces and add to the pot along with 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and chopped parsley. Simmer for 5 minutes more. Check seasonings and add additional salt, pepper, sugar or vinegar if needed. Serve with horseradish, fried onions, and or croutons to garnish. Enjoy!

-Rinse the sauerkraut before adding to the pot if you want a milder flavor.
-Crumble rye bread over the top before serving.
-You can also add 1/2 tsp caraway seed to the soup while cooking the onions if you like caraway.


Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Sounds delicious! I LOVE soup and the flavors in here are delicious. Just found you from the wonderful English Kitchen! I'm signing up to follow you!

teresa said...

oh this is making my mouth water, how yummy!

Kristen said...

I would totally sit down and have a bowl of this with you. I have been in a bit of a sauerkraut mood lately. Looks delicious.