Sauerkraut Soup – And the 100th recipe on FoodFamily!

Sauerkraut Suppe

Do you know these recipes which totally take you by surprise? I wanted to try our mother´s home made Sauerkraut for days already and then I found this Sauerkraut soup recipe in my new cook book by Tim Mälzer called “Heimatküche”. Good possibility to try out the new cook book as well I thought, however wasn’t sure if an ordinary Sauerkraut soup would give enough credit for this home-made Sauerkraut!

I was totally proven the opposite and not being a big Sauerkraut eater myself I couldn’t believe that the home-made version is so much better! Although the soup had been boiling for an hour the Sauerkraut still had bite. And Tim Mälzer’s recipe is super simple, fast to prepare and extremely good.  I can understand that this is one of his favourite childhood recipes, because the sweet and sour taste, together with a smudge of sour cream makes the soup so yummy. Perfect for cold winter days and perfect for busy work days.


Oh and before I share the recipe with you, a few words about FoodFamily! Claudia and I couldn’t believe the fact that we will be posting the 100th recipe. 100 recipes in 8 months, not too bad, right? Since we have started FoodFamily a lot has happened! Obviously we cooked a lot (and the results weren’t always perfect;-) ), we  worked on the design of the blog, and in our weekly FoodFamily calls discussed ways how to improve the traffic and acquire new readers. Not always so easy when you live in two different cities! We have learned a lot about food blogging, listened to the constructive criticism of our family members and probably often drove our men crazy, when dinner was only served after the “perfect” shot. Sorry guys! FoodFamily-VisitenkarteIn 2015 we will definitely continue with FoodFamily, trying hard to keep up the frequency of our posts! There is still a lot to learn about our new hobby, especially in terms of food photography! So thank you so much for following us until now! And special thanks to our guest bloggers:-) There is more to come and of course we are always open for feedback on how to improve your FoodFamily experience!

Sauerkraut Soup
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Serves: 4-6
  • 200 g onions
  • 1 tbsp butter oil
  • 750 g Sauerkraut
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp of caraway
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 small can of tomatoes (425 g)
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock
  • 400 g sausage meat (veal or I used pork)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 150g of sour cream
  1. Peel the onions and slice finely
  2. Glaze the onion in the butter oil without roasting them
  3. Add the Sauerkraut, the honey, caraway, sugar and tomatoes. Fill up with the vegetable stock and boil it openly for about one hour
  4. Form some small dumplings with the sausage meat and cook it with the soup for 5 minutes Since I used a coarsed pork sausage I fried the dumplings separately in a pan to avoid that the soup gets too greasy
  5. Serve the hot soup with a smudge of sour cream




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