Doesn’t that sound good?!
OMG, it is so tasty especially if you or any of your guests love sauerkraut! This is a fabulous idea for any raclette party. You would have never thought that you could make this dish on a raclette grill. As a side dish we would recommend having mashed potatoes. Small young boiled skinned potatoes will also work.
Ingredients for Sauerkraut Sausage Raclette (for four people):
Jar of sauerkraut,
12 (twelve) small bratwurst (If you can get German “Nuernberger Bratwurst” that would be even better),
sliced caraway cheese (10 oz),
1 (one) large red skinned apple,
3 (three) table spoon of oil,
salt and pepper.
To start, if desired, you can rinse the sauerkraut under cold water and then drain it. Sometimes sauerkraut that comes out of the jar is very sour. Rinsing will help to get rid of the sourness. Peel onions and cut them in half rings ¼ -inch thick. Before cooking the onions on the raclette grill you need to braise them for about three minutes until translucent. In the meantime prepare the apple. Cut the apple into quarter and remove the core and slice it crosswise. Add the apple slices to the onions and braise for another3 minutes. Add the sauerkraut and bring it to a boil. Season it with salt and pepper. When you are done set it aside.
Slice the cheese and set it on the table. Before grilling the sausage in the individual raclette dish you have to cook it on top of the grill for about 5 minutes.
Put the prepared sauerkraut into the individual raclette dishes. Cut the sausage into pieces and place it on top of sauerkraut. Top it off with the cheese and let it cook under the heating element for about 8 minutes.
Enjoy this fabulous raclette dinner.
Preparation time for Sauerkraut-Sausage Raclette is 30 minutes. Cooking time is 8-10 minutes.