Natalie’s mom has made this as standard holiday fare since day one. Grandpa Matouski always made a trip into Chicago to Minelli’s to buy the sausage. In later years we found a couple of sources for good sausage closer to home.
Grandma Matouski’s Sausage & Sauerkraut
2 lbs. Fresh Polish Sausage
2 lbs. Smoked Polish Sausage
3 Jars Sauerkraut
1 Large Onion
Bake fresh sausage at 350° for 90 minutes in a little water, cover with foil. Then brown at 375° for a little while.
Bake smoked sausage at 375° for 30-45 minutes in a little water. Uncovered.
Rinse sauerkraut in cold water and squeeze out all the water.
Saute the sauerkraut in a little oil and water until slightly brown.
Add chopped onion and paprika and continue cooking until onion is done.
Cut the sausage into 3 or 4 inch lengths and combine with the sauerkraut and serve.
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