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Favourite Dutch Recipe - Zuurkool

Agnes Laurens is a writer for her local newspaper. She is married and has three daughters. She loves cooking in her free time.


The Dutch people make a few dishes that are very delicious and easy to make. One of them is sauerkraut. It is something I make in the Winter a lot, as it is a dish for winter. It is just my favourite dish to make. And so easy, especially when you have this few ingredients.

Bon apetit!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

45 min

1 hour 5 min



  • 900 grams floury potatoes
  • 520 grams sauerkraut
  • water
  • 1 smoked sausage
  • 45+ old cheese
  • pepper
  • salt
  • rosins, two small glasses/bowls
  • pineapple, from a can in pieces or slices
  • 3 unions, big
  • 2 apples, Jonagold


  1. Peel the potatoes and chop them into small pieces. Wash them, and add put them into a deep pan.
  2. Add water - until half of the potatoes in the pan - into the pan. The potatoes must be above the water half. Let this cook for about 20 minutes.
  3. Get out the sauerkraut of the package and add them into a separate pan. Add a small bit of water above it, but not too much. Let this cook for about 30 minutes, at the same time as the potatoes.
  4. Add the rosins, unions, pineapple and apples with the sauerkraut. And let this cook together for about 20 minutes.
  5. Cut the old cheese - 45+ - in small blocks and leave it for a while.
  6. For the last 12 minutes let de sausage cook with the potatoes - out of the package - and then get it out. Let the smoked sausage cool down for a while.
  7. Put everything, including the cheese, in the pan with the potatoes after you have drained all the water, and mash everything until smooth.
  8. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
  9. Slice the smoked sausage into small parts and add them into the smashed potatoes with sauerkraut.

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© 2021 Agnes Laurens


Agnes Laurens (author) from The Netherlands on July 14, 2021:

This is a typical Dutch recipe, but sauerkraut is an international vegetable, I guess. I love it and you can variate with it a lot, or add a lot of other ingredients.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 04, 2021:

This is an interesting recipe, and I believe it would taste good. I have never eaten this dish, but I do like sauerkraut, so it looks good.

Thank you for sharing this recipe, Agnes.

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