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Thumb_19460_Creamy Dilled Potato And Sauerkraut Salad

Thumb_19460_Creamy Dilled Potato And Sauerkraut Salad

The bright acidity of sauerkraut -- plus a hit of lemon zest and juice -- gives a lift to creamy dilled potato side salad that works well alongside fish, meats, leafy salads and sandwiches.

Thumb_19461_Choucroute De La Mer

Thumb_19461_Choucroute De La Mer

This French specialty is an unusual pairing of earthy sauerkraut and fresh seafood, a delicate twist on classic pork-laden choucroute garnie. Serve with a glass of chilled Alsatian white wine.

Thumb_19428_Sauerkraut And Mushroom Pierogi

Thumb_19428_Sauerkraut And Mushroom Pierogi

In this comforting cold-weather dish, homemade or store-bought pierogi are dressed up in a lightly stewed mixture of browned onions, mushrooms and sauerkraut.

Thumb_18967_Choucroute Garnie

Thumb_18967_Choucroute Garnie

Choucroute garnie is a classic French and German dish of sauerkraut and sausages braised together with white wine and spices. It's often served with boiled red potatoes and lots of chopped fresh parsley. Serve with a glass of chilled Alsatian white wine or a cold beer.

Thumb_17601_Reuben On Rye

Thumb_17601_Reuben On Rye

The original Reuben dates back to the early 1900s, but this updated version is equally, if not more, delicious. Read more about this recipe in The Berghoff Family Cookbook: From Our Table to Yours, Celebrating a Century of Entertaining.

Thumb_19567_Sauerkraut With Champagne

Thumb_19567_Sauerkraut With Champagne

This simple dish is inspired by James Beard's classic recipe. The sauerkraut is traditionally cooked with salt pork, but ham makes for a lean substitute. If you don't have Champagne or don't want to sacrifice a whole bottle, substitute dry white wine.

Thumb_19568_Trieste-Style Bean And Sauerkraut Soup

Thumb_19568_Trieste-Style Bean And Sauerkraut Soup

This recipe for this hearty soup popular in northeast Italy was adapted from Saveur (who adapted it from Lidia Bastianich's book La Cucina di Lidia.)

Thumb_17557_Microwaved Choucroute Alsacienne

Thumb_17557_Microwaved Choucroute Alsacienne

This warming traditional one-pot Alsatian meal of pork, sauerkraut and potatoes can be made in either the microwave or on the stovetop. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_17063_Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake

Thumb_17063_Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake

Sauerkraut is magical in chocolate cake -- and if it's puréed, nobody will guess what your secret ingredient is. The acidity increases the perception of other flavors (especially chocolate) but it also softens the gluten in the cake batter, producing the softest moistest texture you can imagine.

Thumb_17062_Bow-Tie Pasta With Sausage And Sauerkraut

Thumb_17062_Bow-Tie Pasta With Sausage And Sauerkraut

A great use of leftover beer-braised sausages and sauerkraut, this pasta includes extra cabbage for a fresher green touch. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_16147_Beer-Braised Sausages With Sauerkraut

Thumb_16147_Beer-Braised Sausages With Sauerkraut

This dish is the kind of rustic, nourishing grub that tastes right on a cold winter's night. Use leftovers to make a hearty pasta. This recipe is part of Andrew Schloss's Sunday Dinners.

Thumb_19417_Warm Sauerkraut And Red Pepper Slaw

Thumb_19417_Warm Sauerkraut And Red Pepper Slaw

Spicy-sweet raisins perk up the earthy taste of sauerkraut and julienned red peppers for a refreshing winter slaw that's the perfect foil for chili, roasted meats or stew.