Sauerkraut has been one of the only vegetables available during the cold winter months in my home country. It doesn't come as a surprise that this soup was traditionally eaten during Christmas time. Nourishing, incredibly easy to make and slightly sweet thanks to apples and plums, it is my favorite soup for winter.
Traditional Sauerkraut Soup
4 cups of sauerkraut (homemade or bought)
2 bay leaves
3 dried plums
1 tbsp paprika
1 cup of dried mushrooms (re hydrated)
salt and pepper
broth or water
1. Prepare all ingredients: re hydrate the mushrooms, peel, core and cut the apple.
2. Put everything into a big pot or a pressure cooker, top up with water or broth.
3. Let simmer for an hour.
4. This Traditional Sauerkraut Soup is even better the next two to three days.