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Recently we selected for our Sunday movie night “The Zookeeper’s Wife”, a film based on a non-fiction book which tells the story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who were the owners and keepers of the Warsaw zoo. Amazingly they helped save hundreds of Polish Jews during the WWII German occupation of Poland, and their bravery under the most dire of circumstances was truly awe inspiring.
On movie nights I’ll cook a meal that has something to do with the film we are watching, so for this evening we dined on Polish Kluski Noodles with Sauerkraut, and Polish Kielbasa.
If you haven’t tried Kluski noodles before, then you’re in for a treat. They are delicious and fun to cook! Noodles and sausage are also generally very budget friendly, so I hope you’ll give this a try!
I had never cooked with Kluski noodles before, so these were a revelation to me and I can’t wait to try them out in a soup one day!
This dish includes sauerkraut, which is one of the 1,000 Foods to Eat listed in the book 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, by Mimi Sheraton. It is #13 on my quest to eat and/or prepare each of the foods listed in the book.
Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage, and is of course sour in taste. In Germany, it is often flavored with caraway seeds or juniper berries, and other regional varieties exist.
It has associated health benefits including probiotics and many nutrients, which in turn may help to give a boost to your immune system.
What To Serve With Polish Kluski Noodles With Sauerkraut
I recommend you serve this with some Polish Kielbasa, and a side salad for a delicious meal. Enjoy this taste of Poland!
Another Recipe With Sauerkraut That You Will Enjoy
If you love sauerkraut, also try the New York Style Hot Dog. Laden with spicy brown mustard and sauerkraut, these are a snap to prepare and so delicious!
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Polish Kluski Noodles With Sauerkraut
- 12 oz Kluski noodles (or 12 oz wide egg noodles)
- 1 small onion diced finely
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 8 oz sauerkraut
- 2 chilies if you want a little spice – purely optional
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp sour cream plus additional to top with
- 3 green onions sliced for garnish
- Melt butter in a skillet over med heat and then saute the onion and the garlic for approximately 3 minutes
- Add the sauerkraut and 1/2 cup chicken broth and mix well and then bring to the boil
- Lower the heat and simmer for around 5 minutes or so, or until the broth is mostly boiled off (leave a little broth)
- Meanwhile, prepare the Kluski noodles according to package directions; Once the noodles are done, add them to the sauerkraut, onion, and garlic mixture and mix well
- Add salt and pepper to taste then add 3 tbsp of sour cream to your dish and mix well
- Garnish with chopped green onion, and more sour cream!