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kielbasa and fried buttered sauerkraut

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Sue Faccone
Richmond, VA

This a simple recipe that everyone seems to like. You have to darken the buttered sauerkraut. What I mean by darkening is slightly burnt. Stirring will bring the darkened sauerkraut up from the bottom of the pan so that more can darken. I know that sounds strange but it is really awesome.

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Kielbasa and sauerkraut are great together. But cooking them in browned butter makes this recipe extra special. Make sure to let the butter and sauerkraut get nice and brown because that's where the flavor is. Serve with cornbread for an easy weeknight meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients For kielbasa and fried buttered sauerkraut

  • 1 pkg
  • 1 can
    sauerkraut (28 oz.)
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 3 Tbsp

How To Make kielbasa and fried buttered sauerkraut

  • Browning sauerkraut in butter.
    Use a large skillet. Put the butter in and melt it around the pan. When it starts to sizzle put in the whole can of sauerkraut.
  • Sliced kielbasa in a bowl.
    While the sauerkraut is cooking, cut up the kielbasa into 1 inch slices. Put aside.
  • Adding sliced kielbasa to the browning sauerkraut.
    Stir the sauerkraut. Once it starts turning brown, add the kielbasa.
  • Continuing to brown the sauerkraut.
    Continue to stir, add the spices, and stir some more. The sauerkraut should be golden brown with some darkened areas. Let it cook and stir often. (Sauerkraut burns easily, so you have to watch it. You only want a little bit darkened.) Once everything is mixed and the sauerkraut is golden brown turn off the heat and let it sit until the burner is cool. This will darken the sauerkraut further. Serve and enjoy.

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