Champagne Kraut

GLAM UP A Simple Dish

Traveling around Southern Germany from picturesque Christmas Market to market with friends, sampling stalls. It’s always a pleasure to have a glass of Gluwien with a Franconia Sausage.

There is a another culinary pleasure, the German staple, Sauerkraut. A simple cabbage dish served for dinner cooked with onions, caraway seeds, and soup stock cooked in water,  basic.  During a conversation around the stove, a change of recipe occurred.  The result, inspiration meets holiday feelings.

Last night my cooking enthusiast hostess decided to “Glam Up” the traditional hot vegetable plate for us with a variation on a basic ingredient. She substituted Champagne in place of water. Cooked Sauerkraut with bubbly is a way to make a common meal more fun.  Serve with sausages. Cheers!

Fermented Cabbage


Caraway Seeds

Bay Leaf

Substitute water with Champagne.
A Holiday Cheer 

Moet Chandon or any sparking wine.