Sauerkraut in the news
MAKE SAUERKRAUT PART OF YOUR SUMMER GRILLING
Bear Creek, Wis. ““ Shine the chrome skewers, grab the spring-loaded tongs, and don’t forget the long-handled fork. Summer’s just around the corner and that means it’s time to roll out the grill. True-blue grillers will enjoy extra-tasty outdoor cooking when they include Sauerkraut on their menus.
Sauerkraut is one of the must-have grilling ingredients of the summer, especially given the mass consumption of favorites like hot dogs, sausages, and bratwursts. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans will consume 20 billion hot dogs this year.
That’s a lot of opportunities to add Sauerkraut, said Ryan Downs, co-owner of Great Lakes Kraut Co. in Bear Creek, Wis.
“There are many grilling recipes that become more appetizing when Sauerkraut’s added as an ingredient, side dish, or condiment,” Downs said. “One of our favorite recipes is Hot & Spicy Sauerkraut Topping. It’s perfect for putting a tasty spin on grilled hot dogs, sausages, brats, or hamburgers.”
Besides adding an extra burst of flavor to grilled food, Sauerkraut offers a health bonus. University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute research shows that chemical compounds in cruciferous vegetables like cabbage ““ from which Sauerkraut is derived ““ may stop human prostate cancer cells from growing and may cut off the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors.
HOT GERMAN POTATO SALAD
German Potato Salad is a natural side dish choice when grilling. Try this recipe.
5 medium red potatoes
6 slices of bacon
Â½ cup medium onion, chopped
1 cup Silver FlossÂ® and Krrrrisp KrautÂ® Sauerkraut, drained
Â¼ cup water
Â½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt
Â¼ tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
In a large pot, boil potatoes until tender. Drain and cool. Peel potatoes and cut into large diced pieces. In a 10-inch frying pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels, reserving drippings. Cut bacon into Â½-inch pieces. SautÃ© onions in the bacon fat until translucent. Add water and vinegar to deglaze the pan. Bring to a boil. Stir in Sauerkraut, potatoes, and chopped bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Heat through. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Serve immediately.
Silver FlossÂ® and Krrrrisp KrautÂ® Sauerkraut, winners of the ChefsBestïƒ” Award as America’s best-tasting Sauerkraut, are manufactured by the world’s largest Sauerkraut producer, Great Lakes Kraut Co., LLC, Bear Creek, Wis. With processing facilities in Bear Creek and Shortsville, N.Y., the best cabbage growing regions in the world, the company combines modern technology and four generations of Sauerkraut-making expertise to produce the country’s leading brands. Silver Floss canned and jarred Sauerkraut is found in the canned vegetable section of grocery stores in the East, South, and Midwest. Krrrrisp Kraut refrigerated Sauerkraut is located in the meat department at grocery stores nationwide. For more information about Great Lakes Kraut and its award-winning brands, visit www.sauerkrautnews.com.