I can’t believe I actually tried this recipe! I don’t know about you but even the name ‘sauerkraut salad’ sounds absolutely unappetizing (this is coming from someone who loves sauerkraut). But I happened to have leftover sauerkraut in the fridge and some time on my hands today so I got the crazy urge to mix this together.
I have no idea where Mema got this recipe and I can only imagine what the person was thinking when they first said, ‘Hmm, I think a nice sauerkraut salad would go with this meal.’ But whoever that person was, they actually got it right! This is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Adding horseradish to sauerkraut makes for a pretty powerful punch. But somehow the apples and onions add a delicious crunch and tone down the sauerkraut/horseradish combination, even if just a bit.
The recipe serves 2 (although that would be pretty big servings) so I halved it. I couldn’t imagine any one else in my family wanting to try this. But I ate it and enjoyed it! And if you like sauerkraut, I think you might too. And if you’re heading to a potluck you should take a big bowl of sauerkraut salad. It’s guaranteed to get people talking!
1 c. drained sauerkraut
1 medium apple, chopped (you can also use dried apple)
2 ounces thinly sliced onion
1 tsp. horseradish
2 tsp. oil
Combine kraut, apple, onion, and horseradish in a bowl. Toss. Add oil and mix well.
Enjoy (if you dare!)