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old country sauerkraut soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For old country sauerkraut soup

  • 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
  • 3 c
  • 1 c
    half and half
  • 1 can
    (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

How To Make old country sauerkraut soup

  • 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.