Sauerkraut sandwich with smoked sausage

The sauerkraut must be one of the best inventions of Central and Eastern Europe. Sour cabbage is a great ingredient that goes perfectly with almost any type of sausage, resulting in one of the most satisfying (and cheap) winter meals.

sauerkraut sandwichSauerkraut sandwich
Servings: 4 (0.45 eur/portion)
Cooking time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy


  • 1/2 jar of sauerkraut, ~350 g (0.8 eur)
  • 1 onion (0.1 eur)
  • 3 slices of bacon (0.5 eur)
  • 1 potato (0.2 eur)
  • 3 smoked small sausages (0.2 eur)
  • sour cream (optional)


  1. In a cast iron skillet saute the onion cut julienne until it gets golden.
  2. Add the chopped bacon and let them cook for 3-4 min.
  3. Add the chopped potato and cook it until it gets brown and slightly brown.
  4. It is now time for the sour cabbage. I usually drain half of it in a strainer, so that the mix doesn’t get too soft.
  5. Combine it in the skillet and cook on medium high, while mixing every few min. It can get sticky, so it is important to mix.
  6. Add the chopped smoked sausage and cook it for 10 more minutes.
  7. It is ready to be served either in a sandwich (look pretty funny) or just b itself with some sour cream.

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