Definition of sauerkraut in English:

sauerkraut

noun

  • Chopped cabbage that has been pickled in brine.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At least once a day, eat a small serving of tempeh, unpasteurized sauerkraut, whole-grain rye bread, or unsweetened kefir.’
    • ‘A few people add white beans, a few more finely sliced pickled dill cucumbers, and a few add sauerkraut.’
    • ‘Mulgikapsad is a pork and sauerkraut dish that takes its name from an Estonian province.’
    • ‘Stews, roasts, and casseroles with vegetable, salads, sour pickles, and sauerkraut make up the usual main course.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Alsace is also, incidentally, the home of choucroute garnie, a traditional dish of sauerkraut and various forms of pork.’
    • ‘Regular dill pickles and sauerkraut are fermented and cured for about 3 weeks.’
    • ‘On the hot dogs I requested sauerkraut and mustard.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mashed potatoes covered with beef gravy, noodles with brown butter, chicken potpie, and sauerkraut are regional favorites.’
    • ‘The uptake of such supplements can be assisted by eating enzyme rich foods such as pickles, sauerkraut, or sprouts.’
    • ‘Also popular for special meals is roast duck, pork, or goose with dumplings and sauerkraut.’
    • ‘Avoid olives, pickles and sauerkraut because of their high sodium content.’
    • ‘The choucroute, which is sausage and smoked ham cooked in sauerkraut, was also a winner.’
    • ‘Their food, usually stew or sausage and sauerkraut, was what was available in 1916.’
    • ‘Christmas dinner includes roast pork or goose, blood sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, and head cheese, with gingerbread cookies for dessert.’
    • ‘In a small bowl mix together the lovage, brioche, sauerkraut, creme fraiche, and sour cream.’
    • ‘There is, of course, the option of sausage or schnitzel on a bun, and sauerkraut is available, but will cost you extra.’
    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/