Bubbies Prepared Horseradish
Horseradish Cheese Ball
Mix both of the cheeses, onion, horseradish, 1 tbs parsley, Worcestershire, salt to taste and 1/4 t pepper in a medium bowl until evenly combined.
Form the cheese mixture into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm., at least 4 hrs or overnight.
Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator up to 30 minutes before serving. Mix the bacon with nuts and remaining parsley in a shallow bowl. Roll the cheese ball in the mixture so that it is coated evenly. Serve with assorted vegetables and crackers.
Horseradish Crab Dip
In a medium microwave safe bowl, blend crabmeat, cream cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, chili sauce and lemon juice. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese on top of mixture. Microwave the mixture on high for 3 to 5 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
Substitutions: you can substitute small shrimp for the crabmeat, and use cocktail sauce to replace the chili sauce.Print return to top
Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Hard boil eggs for 12 minutes, and allow them to cool. Once cooled, remove shells, and slice eggs in half long ways; remove the yolks and add them to a small bowl. Add the mayonnaise, onion, relish, horseradish, dijon mustard, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly, making sure to mash the egg yolks well with a fork. Fill the empty egg whites with the egg mixture, and sprinkle lightly with paprika.
Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to one day before serving. Garnish with fresh dill and a slice of our naturally fermented dill pickles, if desired.Print return to top
Horseradish Cream Cheese Balls
Combine the cream cheese, the ham or salmon, horseradish, mustard and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl and mix well.
Shape the mixture into 3/4" balls and roll them in the chopped nuts.
Place the cream cheese balls on wax paper, cover and refrigerate for several hours.
Before serving, transfer them to a serving platter and insert the pretzel or veggie sticks. Serve chilled.
Makes about 40 appetizers.
Bubbies Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut
Reuben Sauerkraut Dip
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; heat on low until heated thoroughly. Use with either bread sticks or rye crackers.Print return to top
Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut Coconut Crunch Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix at low speed until blended. Press into bottom of greased 9" x 13" inch pan. Bake 15 minutes or until crust puffs up and appears dry; cool 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine sugar, syrup, and eggs; mix until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients and spoon evenly over partially baked crust. Bank an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes, then run a knife around sides of pan to loosen. Cool an additional hour and cut into bars.Print return to top
Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut Brownies
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9"x9" baking pan with cooking spray, or coat with butter or cooking oil. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar until blended, about 2 minutes, remove from heat and beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In a medium bowl mix the flour and cocoa together, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until combined. Drain and squeeze Bubbies naturally fermented sauerkraut until the water is removed. Chop sauerkraut finely. Mix the sauerkraut into the batter. Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake 40 minutes. Let cool before cutting.Print return to top
Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut Soup
Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut Marinade
Combine, mix, and then use as a marinade for your favorite meats.Print return to top
Bavarian-Style Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut
Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Sauté onion until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes.
Stir in the naturally fermented sauerkraut, apples, wine, and juniper berries. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30-40 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with grilled sausage or pork.Print return to top
Choucroute Garnie: Dressed Sauerkraut
In a large pan, sauté the bacon until crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and reserve for later.
Sprinkle the chicken legs with salt and pepper and add them, along with the bratwurst, to the bacon drippings in the pan. Cook on medium high heat until browned on both sides. Remove the meat to a plate.
Add the onion to the pan and sauté until softened, scraping any browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute another five minutes.
Stir in the allspice and the naturally fermented sauerkraut, sautéing for another five minutes. Stir frequently to allow the flavors to blend together.
Add the wine and bay leaf, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then add the bratwurst and chicken back to the pan. Continue to simmer until chicken and brats are cooked through. Before serving, remove the bay leaf and stir in the reserved bacon.
Serve immediately with grainy mustards and horseradish.Print return to top
Czech Sauerkraut Soup
In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add kielbasa and cook 3 minutes or until fat starts to render, stirring frequently.
Stir in onion; cook 5 minutes or until onion is softened; stirring occasionally.
Stir in naturally fermented sauerkraut and paprika. Cook 2 minutes or until sauerkraut is softened, stirring constantly.
Stir in potatoes and broth. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with sour cream and chives, if desired.Print return to top
Reuben Sauerkraut Biscuits
Preheat the oven to 425°F and lightly grease a baking sheet, or line it with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Mix in the cheese, meat, and naturally fermented sauerkraut until evenly distributed.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream and milk and stir into the dough. Note that the dough will be sticky.
Drop the dough by the 1/4-cupful onto the prepared baking sheet keeping the biscuits about 1" apart.
Brush the biscuits with the cream to help them brown and bake for 22 to 24 minutes, until they're golden brown.Print return to top
Sauerkraut Stuffed Chicken
Place the chicken breasts in a bowl and cover with the reserved Bubbies naturally fermented sauerkraut Sauerkraut juice. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Add the onion to the pan and cook until translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in the naturally fermented sauerkraut and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the bacon.
Remove the chicken from the naturally fermented sauerkraut juice and pat dry. Using a meat mallet or the back of a sauté pan, beat the chicken until ½-inch thick.
Add a few heaping tablespoons of the stuffing to one half of each chicken breast. Fold the other half over to cover the naturally fermented sauerkraut mixture. Use 1-2 toothpicks to hold the chicken together.
Heat olive oil in the same pan used to cook the stuffing. Add the stuffed chicken breasts to the pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the chicken is cooked through.
Remove the toothpicks and serve immediately.Print return to top
Sauerkraut Stuffed Pierogies
For the filling:
To prepare the dough: Combine the mashed potatoes, shortening and egg yolks in a medium bowl. Stir in the water and beat well.
In a small bowl sift together the 1 ¾ cups flour, cream of tartar and salt. Mix into the wet ingredients until it forms a soft dough.
Add in the remaining ¼ cup of a flour - 2 tablespoons at a time until the dough no longer sticks to your hands. The dough should be soft to touch and once no longer sticky, use the remaining flour to dust your work surface to knead lightly until it comes together in a ball.
Cover and let rest for 10-15 minutes on the counter.
While the dough is resting prepare the filling by cooking the bacon until crisp over medium heat in a cast iron or non-stick skillet.
Remove the bacon once cooked to drain excess grease on paper towels and chop finely once cool.
Reserve 2 tablespoons excess grease in the pan and saute the onions until soft. Stir in the naturally fermented sauerkraut and cook until soft and the flavors are blended together - about 5 minutes.
Add the bacon back into the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste.
To the fill the pierogies, roll the dough out until it is about ⅛ to ¼ inch thick and using a 3 inch round cookie cutter cut into circles.
Fill each circle with about 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of filling.
Using your finger tip wet half the circle and fold over to seal. Crimp the sides with either a fork or a dumpling press.
At this point the pierogies can be frozen in a single layer on a baking sheet and cooked at a later date or bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the pierogies for 5-7 minutes or until they float to the top.
Pierogies can be served boiled or lightly pan fried with butter or olive oil after boiling.
Serve with sour cream.Print return to top
Sauerkraut Breakfast Casserole
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Drain naturally fermented sauerkraut well; cook bacon completely and pat well with a paper towel to remove excess grease. In a bowl, whisk together 6 eggs and the milk. Add naturally fermented sauerkraut, pepper bacon, cheese and onions, and mix together. Pour into a well-greased casserole dish, and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes.Print return to top
Start draining your naturally fermented sauerkraut. Combine eggs, butter, and sugar and blend well. Add buttermilk, molasses, sauerkraut, spices and baking powder, mix well. Add a little bit of the flour at a time, making sure to blend well; the mixture will get increasingly thick, so it’s easiest to add it slowly to make sure that you don’t end up with any unmixed flour pockets. When thoroughly mixed, pour into a well-greased loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Let the bread cool on a rack for about an hour prior to serving.
*Note: You can substitute regular flour for cake flour with the addition of cornstarch to your flour. For one level cup of regular flour, remove 2 Tbsp of the flour and replace it with 2 Tbsps of cornstarch. Then sift it together! It works well in a pinch.Print return to top
Drain the naturally fermented sauerkraut (be sure to save your Bubbie’s brine!) and pimentos. Add sauerkraut, pimentos, onion, celery, bell pepper, carrots and mustard seed together in a large bowl, mix and set aside. Add oil, sugar, and vinegar to a small saucepan, stir well and bring to almost a boil- remove it right before it starts boiling. Pour the mixture over the vegetable mix, cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours before serving.Print return to top
CranApple Sauerkraut Cakes
For the bottom/topping:
For the Port Caramel Sauce*:
* Optional- this light sauce adds a delicious, lightly spiced caramel flavor that really enhances the tartness of the apples.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, with the rack in the center. Measure out and start draining your naturally fermented sauerkraut. Combine the bottom/topping ingredients in a bowl and mix well- make sure you start out with very soft butter to make sure everything blends easily and consistently. You should have a mixture that looks like coarse crumbles. Press 2 tsp of the mixture into the bottom of cupcake molds, making sure the entire bottom is covered. Set aside the remaining mixture for the topping.
If you’ve decided you don’t need the caramel sauce, then you’re done! Take them out of the oven, let them cool a bit and enjoy!
For the sauce: Mix the sugars and wine together in a skillet, and turn your heat up to medium, making sure to stir constantly. As the sugar dissolves, you should notice your port getting thicker and more syrupy. If you want the sauce thicker (this is a fairly thin syrup) I would omit the water. After the sugar is fairly dissolved, turn your temperature up to med-high heat, bringing it to a simmer. Add your cranberries and water, letting it get close to boiling. Once it’s bubbling pretty good, turn your heat down to med-low, and let simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and set aside for when you’re ready to drizzle it over the cakes.Print return to top
Baked Sauerkraut Balls with Mustard IPA Dipping Sauce
For the dipping sauce:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Start draining your naturally fermented sauerkraut, so that it’s ready to go when you start forming your balls. Clean and then cut the leeks into thin strips, and then cube your sausage. Dispose of sausage skin (if applicable). If you’re using a more heavily spiced sausage, such as a bratwurst, you may want to play around with the spice measurements a bit. Sauté the sausage and leeks together with a small amount of butter over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes or until the leeks are more brightly colored and soft. Once they’re done, set aside and let the excess oil and juice drain off.
In a bowl, whisk together your eggs, breadcrumbs and spices. Add naturally fermented sauerkraut, sausage and leeks, and mix well. Start forming small amounts of the mixture into 2 inch balls, gently squeezing while you shape it- this will help remove further excess moisture, and ensure they hold their shape while baking. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool down 15 minutes prior to serving. Serve warm with Mustard IPA sauce.
Mustard IPA Sauce
Measure out the beer, mustard, honey and horseradish, and blend well.Print return to top
Bubbies Naturally Fermented Dill Relish
Bubbies Dill Pickle Tuna Salad
Mix well and chill for as long as you can wait...Serve with chips or crackers or use as a sandwich spread.Print return to top
Bubbies Dill Pickle Egg Salad
Bubbies Naturally Fermented Dill Pickles
Creamy Dill Pickle Soup
Melt butter in a large pot. Sauté onion until translucent, about 3 minutes.
Stir in broth, dill pickles, pickle liquid, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, blend together flour, sour cream, and some of the hot soup until smooth.
Add sour cream mixture to the pot and bring to a boil, whisking often. Reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve soup as is or puree to a creamy consistency. Garnish with dill.
To puree soup: Add about 1/3 of the soup to a blender then puree until smooth (be careful as hot liquid expands when blended). Transfer soup to a large bowl. Repeat with the remaining soup. Pour all of the soup back into the pot. Simmer until hot again.Print return to top
Dill Pickle Egg Salad Stuffed Potato Skins
Bake bacon on baking sheet at 350 degrees for about 20 min. Once the bacon is done, set it aside to cool and get the potatoes ready. Wash well and slice the potatoes in half, long ways. Brush the potatoes with a little oil and sea salt. Place the sliced potatoes on a large baking sheet at 350 degrees for about 50min or more depending on your oven. Boil your eggs for 10-12 minutes. While your eggs are boiling, chop green onion, pickles and bacon and place in a large bowl. Slice a third pickle for garnishing. Once the eggs are done and have sat in an ice bath, peel and chop into your bowl.
Once the potatoes are nice and soft, remove from the oven and scrape the insides into your bowl. Brush a little more oil onto the skins and put back in the oven for another 15 min. Flip the skins over for an all around crispier texture. Mix your salad well using two forks to break down any larger pieces of potatoes. Add mayo, mustard, pickle juice, salt and pepper. Keep mixing until everything is evenly coated. Do a taste test to make sure you like the seasoning. (Go easy on the salt. The pickle juice is quite salty, and you can always add more.) Pull out your skins and load them up! Add your pickle garnish and serve.Print return to top
Bread and Butter Pickles
Bread & Butter Pickle Meatloaf
Optional glaze: Mix 1/2 cup BBQ sauce with 1/4 cup molasses
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Chop all vegetables. Combine meat, egg, crackers, chopped veggies, cheese, ½ cup BBQ sauce and molasses and mix together well until all ingredients are spread consistently throughout. You can use a food processor, or your hands if you don’t mind getting dirty. If you’re using a very lean beef, such as 90% or up, lightly grease a loaf pan before forming the meat into it. If you’re using a ground beef with a higher fat content, you can put the meat in the pan directly, without greasing it; the fat will lubricate it as it bakes and keep it from sticking.
Optional- if you desire a glaze on the top, bake for 45 minutes and then drizzle ½ cup BBQ sauce mixed with ¼ cup molasses over top of the meatloaf; return to oven for an additional 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, and let the meatloaf sit in the oven for an additional 5 minutes. This will give it a delicious, sticky, caramelized sauce on the top as seen in the video. If you’d like to forgo the glaze, bake for 55 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool for at least 15-20 minutes prior to serving. Garnish with extra bread and butter pickles if desired.Print return to top