Sunday, October 19, 2008

kraut potato medley

i'm going to hermann, missouri at the end of this month for octoberfest, and it has been putting me in mind of my favourite german food: sauerkraut. i made this the other morning when i was craving some sort of breakfast scramble, and the leftover sauerkraut from my pizza was calling my name.

  • 1 can whole potatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup (or more!) sauerkraut, drained well
  • 1½ tablespoons onion powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegan bacon bits
slice up the potatoes into round coins about 1/4 inch thick. cook on high in a non-stick skillet until they start to brown a little on the edges. i don't use oil or butter as i try to keep things healthy when i can, but that might speed up the browning process if you don't care about that stuff.
add everything else to the skillet and continue to cook - about 5-10 minutes until everything starts to get crispy. in this picture, i used tastefully simple's bacon bacon... but i've also grown quite fond of j&d's hickory bacon salt (be careful - the original and natural flavours aren't vegan). it's 0 calories - woot!


Meg said...

More Kraut! Yum! Do you like German Potato salad?

Anonymous said...

I never had sauerkraut and fried potatoes. Great idea!

allularpunk said...

kraut extravaganza! now THIS i think i would really like. they put potatoes in cans though? weird!

rubybean77 said...

Potatoes and sauerkraut! What a GREAT idea! I always make cabbage with ramen noodles...starch and cabbage. :) I am totally going to try this! Have fun at Oktoberfest!!!!

kishykat said...

bacon salt you say? with no calories? where do i purchase in bulk. i've been going through a fake bacon stage lately and making the most bomb diggity lettuce wraps with em.