Monday, October 3, 2011

Schupfnudeln mit Sauerkraut

Although not obvious from the recipes we have blogged about so far, we actually cook a lot of traditional German food. My boyfriend swears that he never ate this much German food before I came along, but I don't believe him. I have my own fantasy of him sitting around in lederhosen eating schnitzel and bratwurst which, as much as he denies it, I cannot get out of my head. Him- *rolls eyes*

This time we made a traditional Southwestern German dish which I had actually never tried before. Schupfnudeln with sauerkraut is popular to eat at street fairs when trying to stay warm. It is easy and quick to make and good for a cold winter's night (or even a warm fall evening we found out!)

Our store-bought Schupfnudeln

This time we took the lazy route and bought Schupfnudeln, easy to find all over Germany. If you are not able to buy them at the store, or want to challenge yourself, you can find a recipe to make them from scratch here.

Browning the noodles and heating up the sauerkraut

Cook the noodles in a medium sized pan over high heat in oil or butter (butter will give you a better color) until brown. Remove from pan and set aside.

Onions (mjumm!) and salami - our ham replacement)

In the same pan as before, add one chopped onion and about 3/4 of a cup of chopped ham. We did not have any ham so we added chopped salami and it worked out just fine. While onions brown heat sauerkraut in a pan on medium heat until warmed through.

Adding the noodles back into the pan

Once the sauerkraut is warm and the onions are brown, put the noodles back into the pan and add the sauerkraut. Give a good stir, make sure everything is nice and piping hot.

This meal is very simple but both tasty and comforting for a cold day


  1. I don't really like Sauerkraut, or rather the lactic acid in it. I often eat Schupfnudeln sweet with molten chocolate or Nutella. It's really messy and looks disgusting as hell but tastes really great. My mother sometimes makes them with milk and sugar which is also quite good.

  2. That is really strange but sounds tempting. She took a cooking class a few months ago and on the menu was Sauerkraut with white chocolate. It was delicious!

  3. Just returned from visiting 6 German Christmas Markets. Wonderful!! Had this dish twice a day, generally with bits of roast pork!