OLD COUNTRY SAUERKRAUT SOUP

Ellen Bales

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Rating:

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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Chop the sausage coursely by hand or in a food processor.
2
Transfer 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.
3
In 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.
4
Add the milk and half and half gradually, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to bubble again, about 5 minutes.
5
Add 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.
6
Add parsley and serve immediately with some hot buttered pumpernickel bread.

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