I mentioned many times during these 2 ½ + years of blogging journey how some dishes always transport me to my childhood or early phases of my life.
I had a good childhood and happiest memories are tied to food. I grew up on a smallish farm, and the produce was mainly picked from the garden, fruit from the backyard, meat was also provided and always organic, fish caught from the river and dairy made from raw milk.
There was no need to go grocery shopping all the time, since everything that we needed was there, a few feet away.
Growing like that for me also means a very fortunate life. Maybe, that’s why I love a home-cooked meal, and I have such a love affair with food.
I think every household has their favorite dishes that end up on their dining room table on a weekend when a family gathers.
I was never a picky eater, but some of the favorites were actually and still is fermented cabbage or as many know as sauerkraut, bean soup, beef goulash or stew or stew and on Sunday, my Grandmas Chicken and roasted potatoes.
Top three dishes that I could never resist- but dip, homemade fresh from the oven and still bit warm bread in the bowl of goodness. I just love mopping the bottom of the pot or pan with hot bread.
I posted a similar recipe when I started blogging, but my taste did change a bit and I made this sauerkraut recipe that is out of this world delicious and all you need is just a simple few ingredients.
Sauteed Sauerkraut with Smoked Sausage
Delicious dinner idea.
- 1 ½ Tbs. Vegetable Oil or any on hand,bacon fat works too
- 2 Cups Smoked Sausage sliced
- 2 cups Shredded or chopped Sauerkraut store bought or homemade
- 3 garlic cloves crushed and minced
- 2 dashes Ground Black Pepper
- Heat the oil and drop about ½ of the minced garlic, stir but do not let it burn; also turn down the heat to low-medium.
Add Sliced sausage, stir until it gets brownish. If you eat bacon you can saute bacon as well.
- Add Sauerkraut on top and stir all together, it might have some water in, and that’s alright because it will give you more flavor; toss the rest of the minced garlic on top and stir.
Add ground black pepper and stir to combine.
- Cook until most of the liquid evaporates, stir and you will have sauteed sauerkraut after 7-10 minutes.
- You can also try this recipe with cooked pasta, sauteed with Sauerkraut
For the soup option just add beef or vegetable broth on top. Let it boil for 20 minutes under the lid, add salt if needed and you can actually add about 1/2 cup of rice or a couple of cubed potatoes and carrots to the soup, and boil until tender.
Recipe for Reg Cabbage Soup