Well at least per Uté (Ooo-tah) Hiltman. And who is Uté Hiltman? Well back in 2001, we had the opportunity of hosting a foreign exchange student from Germany – and you guessed it, she was Uté.
Having her as part of the family for just 8 months, we wanted to give her as many of our American culture as we possibly could. We brought her up to Michigan (my home State) for my Sister’s wedding and during the week we managed to go to Mackinaw Island, cross over the “Big Mac” bridge and spent to wonderful day enjoying Cedar Point.
|My family! (In back, left to right) Kami, Ute' and Jim (Front) Amy, Alex and Me|
I made sure Ute had the recipe to share with her Mom and now here it is for you to enjoy also. My “American” recipe for Sauerkraut and Kielbasa.
· 2 – 32 oz. jars of Sauerkraut
· 2 - 14 oz. packages of Turkey Polska Kielbasa
· 2 ½ cups of packed Brown Sugar
· 2 to 3 Tablespoons of Red Hot (omit if you don’t like the slight heat0
· 2 – 12 oz. bottles (or cans) of your favorite beer
· Black Pepper to taste
We had such a wonderful experience with Uté and I know she loved her Indiana home. I cannot help but remember that time when Uté “caught” me pouring beer into my sauerkraut – she was so surprised and I have a heart warming memory!
Until next time – Keep your Foodie Fluids Flowing, and AG Me On!