Pork and Kraut, For Luck

Good Luck with the recipe, and for 2018 as well!


It’s New Year’s Day, and traditionally, in Germany and elsewhere, pork and sauerkraut is served, for luck.  Pretty easy to make as well.  This year I used bulk garlic sausage and sauerkraut from the store rather than our own.  The sausage was fried into little balls in a deep cast iron skillet (see below), then I added the rinsed sauerkraut, seasoned it, boiled some ‘taters on the side, and there was dinner.  Yum!


If you still need a recipe proper, here it goes:

New Year’s Pork and Kraut


  • pork sausage
  • sauerkraut, bagged or canned
  • oregano to taste
  • sage to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • butter to taste
  • for side dish:  potatoes


  • Roll sausage into little balls, or, if you didn’t get bulk sausage, cut sausage in half length-wise and fry in a deep cast-iron skillet.  Drain and rinse kraut.
  • Add kraut to sausages once the sausage is done.  Mix well, add spices to taste.  Butter does well in it as well.
  • On the side, serve potatoes:  boiled in the jacket or peeled, mashed, even fried – take your pick.


Good Luck with the recipe, and for 2018 as well!


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