sau·​er·​kraut | \ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌkrau̇t \

Definition of sauerkraut 

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

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Cut the richness of the meat with condiments like pickled red onion, sauerkraut, or briny capers. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "A Totally Obsessive A-to-Z Guide to Making Sandwiches," 26 Feb. 2018 With locations in Boston and elsewhere, this pizzeria is heading to the Upper East Side with pies that are seared and grilled in avocado oil and topped with variations, like the Reuben with pastrami and sauerkraut. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Kings Co Imperial Extends Its Reach to Manhattan," 26 June 2018 Both fresh and smoked kielbasa come crisscrossed atop a pile of bigos, Poland’s national dish made of stewed sauerkraut, cabbage and leftover chunks of meat. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Polka serves some of metro Detroit's best Polish food, in Troy," 25 Apr. 2018 Maryland German Festival Feast on wurst and sauerkraut and schnitzel and strudel, all washed down with a stein or two of beer (or should that be Bier?). Chris Kaltenbach,, "Spice, sauerkraut and Barenaked Ladies: the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week," 8 July 2018 Rodriguez says: Tasty burger, good combination, not too heavy on the sauerkraut., "Gandalf's Pub & Restaurant serves juicy burgers in nice Irish setting: Cleveland's Best Burger contest," 4 May 2018 Top with pork, kielbasa and remaining sauerkraut mixture. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 2 Mar. 2018 Cold beer and hot barbecue and a Fourth of July ballpark wiener loaded with sauerkraut and mustard. Mike Bianchi,, "On this Fourth of July in sports, let's remember what makes America great," 4 July 2018 Image As the smoky scent of grilling filled the afternoon air, Anthony Graciolett sidled up to the blue food cart with the crossed kebabs imprinted on its side and ordered a hot dog with sauerkraut. New York Times, "In Astoria, Lining Up for the Souvlaki Lady," 13 June 2018

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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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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


sau·​er·​kraut | \ˈsau̇-ər-ˌkrau̇t \

Kids Definition of sauerkraut

: finely cut cabbage soaked in a salty mixture

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