I promise it’s not as bad as it sounds {sauerkraut salad}

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.

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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.

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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!

Sauerkraut Salad

serves 2

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!)