sau·​er·​kraut | \ ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌkrau̇t How to pronounce sauerkraut (audio) \

Definition of sauerkraut

: cabbage cut fine and fermented in a brine made of its own juice with salt

Examples of sauerkraut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Top it with a variety of free condiments like chili, melted cheese, onions, relish, diced tomatoes, or sauerkraut. People Staff,, 20 July 2021 Hot pastrami and sauerkraut are served on a buttery hero, and topped with melted Swiss and Russian dressing. Jasmine Li, Vulture, 16 July 2021 Chard or wild beet green cakes bound with buckwheat or millet flour would be at home with Eastern European flavors such as sauerkraut and pork sausage. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 11 June 2021 During the last 30 minutes of cooking, make the sauerkraut. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr. 2021 Currently Porter Road is offering a special package that partners with artisanal sauerkraut producer Cleveland Kitchen for a updated, upscale gourmet take on a backyard classic. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Reuters reports that the price of an average hot dog is already up 11% (with no additional comment on the mustard, relish, or sauerkraut). Rick Helfenbein, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Manale’s spaghetti collins dish) and blackened softshell creole over creamed Prairie Ronde rice; and large plates like duck jambalaya topped with duck liver mousse and sauerkraut, Cochon de Lait and paneed rabbit. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 14 May 2021 Grumpy Dog’s menu is a junk-food lover’s dream, with hot dogs that boast fixings such as pimento cheese, chili, coleslaw, onions, potato sticks and sauerkraut. Mary Colurso |, al, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of sauerkraut

1617, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sauerkraut

German, from sauer sour + Kraut greens

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The first known use of sauerkraut was in 1617

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23 Jul 2021

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“Sauerkraut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sauerkraut

: a German food made of a vegetable (called a cabbage) that is cut into small pieces and soaked in a salty and sour liquid


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Kids Definition of sauerkraut

: finely cut cabbage soaked in a salty mixture

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