While cooking sauerkraut is blasphemous to some fermentation gurus, it can be a part of a delicious meal! The trick is to be quick with the heat, so that the friendly bacteria doesn’t get too cooked.
Frying sauerkraut is traditional pub fare at its best. The gently warmed kraut is a delicious addition to most any meal. I recommend frying sauerkraut as an addition to other frying pan meals:
- Sauteed tempeh
- With eggs for breakfast
- Sausages and potatoes for dinner
- Grilled cheese sandwiches
Quick Fried Sauerkraut
Applying a quick, gentle heat to sauerkraut is a great way to warm up sauerkraut without harming the probiotics. Frying sauerkraut with sausage is traditional pub fare. Fried sauerkraut is also delicious with eggs for breakfast.
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4 1x
- Category: Side dish
- Method: Fry
- Cuisine: German
2 cups of homemade sauerkraut
- Scoop 2 cups of sauerkraut out of a jar. Place it into a strainer to drain, while you prepare the rest of your meal.
- Heat a frying pan on medium heat.
- Start by cooking everything that is going to be served with the sauerkraut.
- When all the food is almost ready, take a large spoonful of sauerkraut (about 1/2 cup per person) and drop it on the frying pan.
- Heat for 2 minutes, until warmed through.
- Serve immediately.
- Depending on how hot your pan is, some of the probiotics will be killed by the cooking. The goal is to heat the sauerkraut until it is warm, but not hot.
- The flavour of quick fried sauerkraut is delicious with cheese sandwiches, fried eggs and sausages.
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