Oct 242010

Sauerkraut Soup

German Sauerkraut Soup - A very simple and easy to make soup; the right soup for cold evenings in fall or winter. Sauerkraut has  a lot of Vitamin C and is the typical German winter season vegetable. Combined with Kassler, a German specialty, smoked pork chop, it is a main dish and tastes great with fresh bread. Happy Cooking!

1 medium sized onion
1-2 tbsp clarified butter
1 egg yolk
1 can Sauerkraut, ready cooked, 480g
1/2 l broth
200 Kassler (no bones), German smoked pork chops or sausages
200 ml heavy cream
salt, fresh black pepper
caraway seeds (optional)
1/2 bunch parsley

Cooking Instructions
- Peel onion and chop it fine; saute in clarified butter until transparent.
- Chop Sauerkraut coarsely and add it to the onions.
- Add broth and let it simmer covered for 15 minutes.
- Cut Kassler in fine stripes, slice sausages, add them to the soup and let it in the soup for 3-5 minutes.
- Beat the egg yolk and mix it with the cream.
- While stirring mix it into the soup; don't let the soup boil again other wise the egg yolk will became flaky.
- Spice it with salt and pepper, add caraway seeds and the chopped parsley. Decorate it with some parsley.


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