Šķovēti Kāposti - Braised Sauerkraut

Adapted from Latvian National Cuisine
Serves 4

In a large, deep saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat. Cook onion, stirring frequently so it doesn't burn, until lightly brown. Add the drained sauerkraut and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauerkraut begins to darken. (If you use a stainless steel pan, you will find that a layer of dark brown fond forms on the bottom of the pan. This is what you're looking for.)

Add enough water to cover the sauerkraut, scraping up any bits or layers at the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer. Check periodically and add more water as it is absorbed, much like a risotto. Cook for 2 to 3 hours. The sauerkraut should be uniformly brown and tender.

Stir in the grated carrot. Add honey a tablespoon at a time, tasting after stirring. It shouldn't be strongly sour, but with light overtones of sweet. The honey is intended to remove some of the "bite". Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, uncovered, adding water as necessary, until carrot is tender and blends nicely into the sauerkraut mixture, about 20 - 40 minutes more.

Recommended to serve with boiled potatoes and savory meat dishes.

A recipe from http://kitchenmouse.rozentali.com/2009/12/braised-sauerkraut/

Posted by Cori Rozentāle on .