Smuchna Kapusta - (Saurkraut)



  • 32 oz. bag of saurkraut
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 2 med. onions, chopped
  • 2 or 3 tbsp. flour
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • Instruction: Put saurkraut into a large pot. Add water to cover the saurkraut and cook at medium to medium high for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours. While the saurkraut is cooking, saute’ in a large frying pan the bacon until crisp. Drain off some of the fat and break up the bacon into small pieces and set aside. Add chopped onions and saute’ until a nice and browned (not burnt). Add about 2 or 3 tablespoons flour into frying pan and let it coat the onions. Add the bacon pieces and begin cooking at a medium heat and keep stirring as the mixture begins to brown well. Dip out hot liquid from the saurkraut and put into the onion mixture. With a fork or whisk, keep stir mixture as it thickens. add a little liquid if too thick. at a time until gravy consistency. When saurkraut is completely cooked, drain out all the rest of the liquid. Add the bacon, onion mixture to the saurkraut in the pot and stir to mix, Add black pepper to taste. See if the mixture is salty enough…if not, add some garlic salt to it for flavor.