How to Warm Up Sauerkraut

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Sauerkraut can be served cold or hot.
Sauerkraut can be served cold or hot. (Image: Sauerkraut Kochen image by R.-Andreas Klein from Fotolia.com)

Sauerkraut is a pickled condiment made from shredded cabbage, vinegar, salt and spices, including juniper and caraway seeds. It originated in Germany and was traditionally eaten as an accompaniment to sausages. Sauerkraut is now enjoyed by people all across the world and complements a wide variety of meat and vegetable dishes.Sauerkraut is readily available at supermarkets, and it can be eaten hot or cold. Warmed up, sauerkraut adds tang and flavor to any entree.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup sauerkraut
  • Small saucepan
  • Spoon

Pour the sauerkraut into the saucepan; place the pan onto your stove.

Heat the sauerkraut on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Watch the pot, to make sure the cabbage doesn't stick to the pan.

Warm the sauerkraut for five minutes or until the temperature is satisfactory. Check by scooping out a small spoonful and carefully dipping your finger into the sauce. It should be warm, but not hot.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and serve immediately.

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