Stewed Sauerkraut with Mushrooms

This recipe could be used as part of a 12 course meal known in Polish as Wigilia, or on its own. Wigilia is eaten after sundown on Christmas Eve. This tastes better if you make your own sauerkraut (but that's another recipe).


(Serves 6)


  1. Soak the dried mushrooms in 1/2 cup of warm water for 1 hour.
  2. Sautae mushrooms and onion in butter in a skillet 3 minutes.
  3. Add sauerkraut to mushrooms; cook and stir for 10 minutes.
  4. Blend 1/3 cup water into flour. Mix with sauerkraut and simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


I usually like to add 1/4 cup of dark rum after cooking. That reminds me of the recipe I have for bigos (similar in construction but with more ingredients).


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 1 hour.
Precision: Approximate measurement OK.


Original recipe passed down through generation and translated from Polish 
into English (with a few mods) by 
Edward Chrzanowski, MFCF, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 
echrzanowski@watmath.waterloo.edu or {ihnp4,allegra,utzoo}!watmath!echrzanowski 
Recipe last modified: 1 Dec 87

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