Dinner, PA-Dutch Style

If you find yourself in need of a bite, but barely have any shekels to rub together, the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch kitchen is an invaluable resource.

Here is a simple dinner: sausage and kraut on buttered noodles. 

  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1 15-oz can kraut
  • 1/3 bag egg noodles
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • Salt, pepper, hot sauce, and pickle juice to taste

In a medium saucepan, boil water with some salt in it. Add egg noodles and cook 7 min.

Meanwhile, cut and sauté sausage. Add kraut and a bit of pickle juice to the mix just as you add the noodles to the water. Return to a boil; then lower heat and simmer. 

Sausage and kraut cooking; buttered noodles elements set up in background

Drain the noodles. Melt butter in a second skillet; add the noodles and sauté until well-mixed. Add a tbsp pickle juice.

Finally, season both the kraut and noodles and serve.

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