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 The state’s rich, diverse culture means those brews are going to be paired with plenty of bratwurst, sauerkraut, and delicious, Bavarian pretzels. Blaine Callahan, Hartford Courant, 16 Sep. 2022 Visitors have 24 days to sample the varied and vast menus, including Tex-Mex, bratwurst, sauerkraut, gyros and burgers. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 15 Sep. 2022 Food menu items will include bratwurst, sauerkraut, chicken schnitzel, pretzels and apple strudel. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Aug. 2022 Each platter comes with Bratwurst, German potato salad and sauerkraut. Hartford Courant, 3 Aug. 2022 Also known as Wheat Bay, the restaurant offers dozen noodle options, including BBQ pork, spicy hot pot and sauerkraut beef broths. oregonlive, 1 July 2022 Skeens won best spaghetti sauce, best applesauce and best sauerkraut. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 30 June 2022 Sprinkled among the familiar menu items are meals like Beef Bulgogi, mashed cauliflower, and German sausage and sauerkraut. Allison Moses, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2022 In a frying pan, cook the sauerkraut with onions and carrots in oil on low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Alysha Witwicki, Journal Sentinel, 28 June 2022 See More

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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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21 Sep 2022

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Kids Definition of sauerkraut

: finely cut cabbage soaked in a salty mixture

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