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Soup Week: Sauerkraut and Kielbasa Soup

By Pielove, member

February 27th, 2011

It's easy to get carried away when you're making homemade sauerkraut.  The cabbage is very inexpensive and before you know it, you've shredded and salted 20 pounds of cabbage.  Then February comes and you realized you missed your opportunity to give sauerkraut to all your nearest and dearest for Christmas presents, so it is time to cook with kraut.  

This soup is very easy-- just cook a little bacon, then saute some onion in the bacon fat.  Add the kraut, any random pork you have around (I had some roast bits), and some nice, smoky kielbasa.  Living in Chicago, I can get many different kinds, and my favorite is "Wedding Sausage", which is very smoky, garlicy, and peppery.  I don't know how that fits in with the "Wedding", but I hope the bride and groom both eat it!  Simmer the kraut with chicken broth until all is nice and tender.   Serve with some hearty homemade sourdough hearth bread!


posted in: Gallery, Soup Week
Comments (1)

ICDOCEAN1 writes: Pie... good to see you and I love your soup, can almost taste it, pork and pork and more pork, gotta love it!

Send me your kraut recipe when you get a minute... Posted: 9:16 pm on February 27th

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Soup Week Challenge

What’s simmering away in your pot? This week, we’re challenging you to get creative with our favorite winter meal: Soup. Sharing your soups with us is easy: Simply upload a photo and description of your soup to our Community Gallery, or if you have your own blog, send us a link to your soup post via Twitter or Facebook, or email the link to fcblogs@taunton with “Soup Week” in the subject line. 

On Friday, March 4, 2011, Fine Cooking editors will pick their 5 favorite soups and post a poll so you can vote for your favorite. On Monday, March 7, 2011, we’ll announce the winner and ladle out the prizes.

Grand prize: An Emile Henry 7qt. Soup Pot, a Fine Cooking 2010 Archive DVD, Simply Great Breads by Dan Leader, and Fine Cooking’s special issue Soups & Sandwiches. Approximate value of the grand prize is $362.00.

Runners up receive: The Fine Cooking 2010 Archive DVD, Simply Great Breads by Dan Leader, and Fine Cooking’s special issue Soups & Sandwiches. Approximate value of each runner up prize is $132.

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