Saturday, July 24, 2010

easy dinner: vegetarian hot dogs, sauerkraut, & beer

vegetarian hot dogs, sauerkraut, & beer.

chopped onions (1/4 c)
sauerkraut (drained & rinsed if canned)
two soy dogs chopped
dijon mustard (1T)
black pepper (1/2 t)
caraway seeds (1t)
beer (1/3 c)
butter (1T)

  • melt butter in pan, add onions and saute for a few minutes
  • add all other ingredients and simmer in pan until most of the beer has evaporated/absorbed
  • taste and adjust seasoning
  • serve w/ a slice of rye bread
I used Arcadia Ales Sky High Rye, which seemed like an appropriate choice. It's a tasty, super drinkable summer ale, but a little lighter on the rye than I would have expected.The sauerkraut dish came out super tangy and yummy, a bit sweeter than I would have liked so I added more pepper and mustard. Definitely going to try variations of this in the fall. My homemade kraut should be ready in a few days. **Edit! I added more beer and let it simmer a little longer. This took care of most of the sweetness and gave it a nice bitter bite. Just goes to show you that the solution is always more beer.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I bet it would go well with mashed potatoes (That's how my mom always served sauerkraut). I like to grate an apple into my sauerkraut. It gives a bit of sweetness.