One of my sisters used to live in France, Strasbourg for a few years and thanks to her this meal became a part of our cuisine too. I have always loved this food and can’t really remember why we haven’t seen it in our food table during the last ten years: perhaps my husband got fed up with it or perhaps my children were not so fond of it. The main thing is though that I remembered it, made it and really enjoyed it.
We have called this food “surkutti” as a contortion of its French name and though I quite well know how to pronounce the word, it took a while before I found the correct way to spell it… choucroute. Some more investigation and I found also the Finnish translation – hapankaali (sauerkraut). So Choucroute garnie means sauerkraut with meat.
I’m not quite sure if the recipe below is precisely written according to French cuisine, but it really didn’t decrease the culinary delights.
choucroute garnie sauerkraut casserole pork and sausages French cuisine