As I was thinking about what to make for dinner one evening, something quick and easy, this recipe came to mind. This is one of those recipes that I liked when I had some at one of our friend's house and I asked for the recipe. We like pan fried potatoes and we do like sauerkraut too and so this really appealed to our taste buds, so I asked how she made it. That was many years ago and it's been (and still is) on of my family's favourite dishes ever since.
This is a simple yet great dish for lunch or dinners. On its own, makes a wonderful vegetarian dish or if you want a more traditional German dish, serve it with your favourite bratwurst. Quick, easy and delicious!!
6 – 8 potatoes
2 tbsp. vegetable oil + 2 tbsp.
1 medium onion
1-10 oz. jar finely chopped sauerkraut (or more if you like) drained of liquid
Salt and pepper, to taste
Peel, wash and slice potatoes into rounds, about 1/4 inch or less thickness.
Place oil into a deep skillet or frying pan and add the potato slices.
Fry them stirring occasionally until lightly browned and soft, (break easily when fork inserted).
Peel onion and cut onion in half. Slice each half across into about 1/4 inch thick slices. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of onions to another skillet or frying pan; add sliced onion and a splash of watar (so it doesn’t burn) and saute until onions are translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the sauerkraut, and cook for about 20 minutes ( or longer, depending on the sauerkraut you are using) until sauerkraut is tender, (add a little bit more water if needed, but liquid should be totally evaporated once its cooked).
Place sauerkraut on top of the potato skillet. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss together to mix and serve.
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