Sauerkraut Relish

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4th of July is cook-out time in the coal region. Here is a relish that fits right in to the Coal Region/Pennsylvania Dutch influence of our area. Cayenne optional! You will find yourself using it for topping lots of foods.

Sauerkraut Relish

Recipe by A Coalcracker in the KitchenCourse: Salads, Sides, RelishesCuisine: Pa.Dutch, Coal Region, GermanDifficulty: Easy
Cooking time




  • 1 cup sauerkraut – rinsed and drained

  • 1/4 cup dill relish or chopped dill pickle

  • 1 tbsp. chopped pimento

  • 2 tbsp. prepared mustard

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar (can sweeten to your taste)

  • 1/2 tsp. caraway seed

  • pinch of black pepper pinch of salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir well, bring up to simmer and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat, cool and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours before serving.