As I continue my experimentation of using Metta Gardens' sauerkrauts in recipes, I’m delighted to find so many delicious ways to incorporate these delectable, fermented vegetables into tasty sides and main dishes.
The latest recipe I tried was Sauerkraut Latkes from Taste of Home. I used Metta Gardens Golden Sauerkraut with its flavorful turmeric, ginger, and garlic flavors. Its beautiful golden color added an extra touch of visual appeal to the latkes. Now, don't fret if you don't live in my local area and don't have access to the Meta Gardens products, you can use any sauerkraut that's available to you. The recipe calls for Russet potatoes, peeled and shredded, but I chose the short cut of using frozen hash brown potato shreds, and the latkes turned out perfectly, proving you can simplify things and still come away with delicious dishes.
The aroma throughout my kitchen as these latkes were browning in the skillet was heavenly. I browned them to a light crispiness and topped them with some green onion.
The recipe calls for sour cream as another optional topping, which I normally have on hand at all times, but I discovered that I was completely out of sour cream, so I used a chipotle dressing instead, which was a flavorful compliment to these delicious sauerkraut and apple latkes.
As I’ve stated before, sauerkraut is a very beneficial probiotic for your digestive system. It's delicious on it's own, and there are so many tasty ways of incorporating it into a meal or side dish as well. So go ahead and give it a try. I highly recommend it!