One of our favorite side dishes is hot sauerkraut, delicious served with pork or bockwurst - a mild German sausage.
You can also make a sandwich with toasted or grilled dark rye bread, melted Jack, havarti, or Muenster cheese, the sauerkraut, and avocado.
- 1 16-oz can or jar of sauerkraut (best is fresh sauerkraut in jars, found in refrigerated section of grocery store)
- 1 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup peeled and chopped apple
- 10 juniper berries, cracked
- Salt and pepper
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Place sauerkraut in a pot. Add wine, onion, apple, juniper berries, salt, pepper and oil. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, until the onions are soft.
Juniper berries are berries from the juniper shrub; they are traditionally used with sauerkraut.