OLD COUNTRY SAUERKRAUT SOUP

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

A recipe right up my alley--love it and I hope you will too!
Recipe & Photo: Food.com

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
4
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
smoked sausage link with casing left on
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
pepper
3 c
milk
1 c
half and half
1 can(s)
(8 oz,) bavarian sauerkraut with juice
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
fresh parsley, finely chopped
may also add 1/2 - 1 cup cubed, cooked potatoes if desired

Step-By-Step

1Chop the sausage coursely by hand or in a food processor.
2Transfer the chopped sausage and onion to a deep pan and saute over medium heat until the sausage is lightly browned and the onion is tender, about 10 minutes.
3In a small bowl, combine the flour, thyme, and pepper. Add to the sausage and brown all together until the mixture bubbles up, about 5 mnutes.
4Add the milk and half and half gradually, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to bubble again, about 5 minutes.
5Add the sauerkraut and its juice and bring to a boil. The mixture will continue to thicken. Taste for tartness and add lemon juice, if desired. Also can add salt to taste.
6Add parsley and serve immediately with some hot buttered pumpernickel bread.

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