Turn Mashed Potatoes On Its Head
This is a wonderful and tasty alternative to basic mashed potatoes. The sauerkraut and onions add nutrients, fiber and excellent flavor. Our families are fans and we’ve all enthusiastically added this recipe – as well as sauerkraut in general to our favorite dishes.
- 5 Large Organic Russet Potatoes (we peel our potatoes, if they are organic you can choose to not peel, if they are non-organic, it is better to peel the potatoes.
- 1 Organic Onion, medium to large, chopped
- 2 Cups Sauerkraut, your homemade OR quality sauerkraut from a store, usually found in a glass jar – the refrigerated department
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 3/4 cup Whipping Cream
- 6 Tablespoons Butter
- 1 1/4 Cups Water
- Salt And Black Pepper
Ok. Here Is What Ya Do
Add the potatoes and sea salt to a 2 quart pan of water, boil the potatoes, just until they pierce easily with a fork – DO NOT overcook. Mash potatoes as you would for regular mashed potatoes. Beat in 4 tablespoons butter to hot potatoes and the whipping cream making the consistency of the potatoes whipped and fluffy.
In a medium skillet or sauce pan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter, and sauté the onion until it is clear and soft. Add 1 1/4 cup water and sauerkraut, drained, (we do not rinse the sauerkraut, we use tongs to lift the sauerkraut out of the jar, still dripping with its own juice. Mix well and bring it all to a simmer, cook covered, stirring occasionally for approximately 40 minutes, until water has cooked off.
Now just mix your sauerkraut and onion mixture with the mashed potatoes, season with salt and pepper and serve very hot. We love love love this hearty and flavorful dish.
You’ll Definitely Want To Make Enough For Leftovers
Add To Other Stuff
Drop a good dollop into beef stew, or any thick soup.
Also makes delicious potato cakes. Just patty the left over potatoes, saute’ in butter or a combination of butter an olive oil. Allow to caramelize to a deep golden brown before turning over to brown on the second side.
Want to know how to make your very own delicious sauerkraut? See our whole sauerkraut series starting with: