Bick’s® Wine Sauerkraut – Not Just For Oktoberfest Anymore

Sauerkraut is an often forgotten jewel in the kitchen. After all, how many other ingredients can be served as a condiment, a main dish component, a zesty side dish or a secret dessert ingredient?

What is sauerkraut?

Sauerkraut is a type of thinly sliced, fermented cabbage that has a tart, vinegary flavour. The word “sauerkraut” is German for “sour cabbage”. Although it’s commonly associated with Germany, many believe that sauerkraut originated in China where cabbage was fermented in rice wine. Another interesting fact is that during World War I, American sauerkraut manufacturers changed the name of their products to “Liberty Cabbage” due to fear of their product being associated with Germany.

Nine of Our Favourite Sauerkraut Secrets

  1. Reuben Sandwich – Layer turkey (or the traditional corned beef), thousand island dressing and Bick’s Wine Sauerkraut on rye bread. Divine!
  2. Chocolate Cake That’s right. One of the finest, moistest chocolate cakes you’ll ever eat has Bick’s Wine Sauerkraut as the secret ingredient.
  3. Hot Dog Topper – Whether you prefer wieners or franks, bratwurst or knockwurst, tofu or turkey, any type of hot dog is better topped with crisp, flavourful Bick’s Wine Sauerkraut.
  4. Potato Topping Mix Bick’s Wine Sauerkraut with a little sour cream, dried dill week and cooked crumbled bacon. Complete your favourite baked potato or yam recipe with this refreshing and tasty topping.
  5. Shrimp Accompaniment – We love to spoon a little Bick’s Wine Sauerkraut into a decorative glass, top it with seafood sauce, a few juicy pink shrimp, a leaf or two of parsley and a lemon wedge for garnish. 
  6. Shepherd’s Pie – We mix Bick’s Wine Sauerkraut into leftover mashed potatoes when making shepherd’s pie. A surprisingly delicious twist on a family favourite dish.
  7. Pork Chops – Season a nice thick pork loin chop with salt and pepper. Brown on all sides in a skillet set over medium heat. Add some garlic, onion, sauerkraut and apple juice to the pan and let simmer until the pork is cooked through.
  8. Perogies – If you make your own perogies, you most likely already know how well potatoes and sauerkraut work together. If you buy your perogies from the local market, try serving them with cool, crisp sauerkraut next time.
  9. Sauerkraut Chili – The tangy flavour of sauerkraut works beautifully in beef chili. Simply add it to the pot after you’ve browned your meat.

Related Recipes

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Cake

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Cake
Sauerkraut really is the secret ingredient in this fabulous treat... and it makes the cake lusciously moist. The sauerkraut also adds a yummy texture. Ice with your favourite frosting and enjoy! 

 

Bacon and Sauerkraut Pierogies Bacon and Sauerkraut Pierogies
These pierogies are filled with an absolutely delicious mixture of bacon, onions, chopped sauerkraut and sour cream. Cook in boiling water, crisp up a bit in the frying pan and serve. Everyone will love them!