Definition of sauerkraut in US English:

sauerkraut

noun

  • Chopped cabbage that has been pickled in brine.

    • ‘But the crowd-pleaser is lusciously roasted baby loin of pork, accompanied not only by sauerkraut and apple compote but by smoked sausage and two spare ribs.’
    • ‘There is, of course, the option of sausage or schnitzel on a bun, and sauerkraut is available, but will cost you extra.’
    • ‘Stews, roasts, and casseroles with vegetable, salads, sour pickles, and sauerkraut make up the usual main course.’
    • ‘A few people add white beans, a few more finely sliced pickled dill cucumbers, and a few add sauerkraut.’
    • ‘Try authentic sauerkraut, spicy sausages, schnitzels and pretzels washed down with one of the 800 varieties of beers found in the Bavarian region of Germany.’
    • ‘Avoid olives, pickles and sauerkraut because of their high sodium content.’
    • ‘Regular dill pickles and sauerkraut are fermented and cured for about 3 weeks.’
    • ‘Also popular for special meals is roast duck, pork, or goose with dumplings and sauerkraut.’
    • ‘The uptake of such supplements can be assisted by eating enzyme rich foods such as pickles, sauerkraut, or sprouts.’
    • ‘Mulgikapsad is a pork and sauerkraut dish that takes its name from an Estonian province.’
    • ‘He liked sausages, sauerkraut, tongue, pickles, cucumber salad, and goose liver, which became, on festive occasions, an almost holy object that only Karel could slice and distribute to his congregation of gourmets.’
    • ‘Their food, usually stew or sausage and sauerkraut, was what was available in 1916.’
    • ‘At least once a day, eat a small serving of tempeh, unpasteurized sauerkraut, whole-grain rye bread, or unsweetened kefir.’
    • ‘On the hot dogs I requested sauerkraut and mustard.’
    • ‘In a small bowl mix together the lovage, brioche, sauerkraut, creme fraiche, and sour cream.’
    • ‘Christmas dinner includes roast pork or goose, blood sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, and head cheese, with gingerbread cookies for dessert.’
    • ‘The choucroute, which is sausage and smoked ham cooked in sauerkraut, was also a winner.’
    • ‘Mashed potatoes covered with beef gravy, noodles with brown butter, chicken potpie, and sauerkraut are regional favorites.’
    • ‘Alsace is also, incidentally, the home of choucroute garnie, a traditional dish of sauerkraut and various forms of pork.’
    • ‘Choucroute, a statement of Alsatian identity on a plate, is a sturdy dish of sauerkraut laden with cured and boiled meats: smoked sausage, ham knuckles, belly pork.’
    relish, chutney, chow chow, piccalilli
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Origin

From German, from sauer ‘sour’ + Kraut ‘vegetable’.

Pronunciation

sauerkraut

/ˈsou(ə)rˌkrout//ˈsaʊ(ə)rˌkraʊt/