chou·​croute shü-ˈkrüt How to pronounce choucroute (audio)
or choucroute garnie : sauerkraut cooked and served with meat

Examples of choucroute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bond and Tilly picnic on sausages and bread at Lyon, then have dinner at Bavaria Brasserie and enjoy enzian (gentian schnaaps) washed down with Löwenbrau, choucroute garni and Gruyère with a carafe of Swiss Fendant du Valais. John Mariani, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Initial critics were quite surprised by the result and later loved my swan leg choucroute. Washington Post, 13 May 2021 While the pandemic has sent a few dishes packing — the many parts for choucroute haven’t been easy to come by, says Haeringer, who has temporarily removed the classic — most of the standbys are standing by. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2021 With choucroute, of maybe a St. Patrick’s Day dinner, this will be terrific. John Mariani, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021 Boeuf Bourguignon is best served with red Burgundy (Pinot Noir), Spanish Manchego cheese, and Iberico ham come alive with a cold glass of Manzanilla Sherry, and Alsatian choucroute becomes more rounded with Pinot Gris. Jessica Dupuy, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 An ample pork shank's tender flesh threatens to fall off the bone and onto the lit de choucroute, a bed of tangy sauerkraut in horseradish sauce. Joanna O'Leary, Chron, 12 Nov. 2020 On cooler nights, consider hearty Gascon cassoulet, Alsatian choucroute garnie, or Burgundian coq au vin. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 8 May 2020 Lyon has changed and grown around it, but the beer is still homemade and satisfying, the choucroute is still the best in town, and the room still packs celebrities, locals and travelers. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History


French, modification of German Sauerkraut

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of choucroute was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Choucroute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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