Creamy Sauerkraut with Chives

In this recipe, tangy sauerkraut is tempered with creamy crème fraîche. This side dish will complement roasted chicken or pan-fried pork chops, and also makes a tasty baked potato topping.
Servings 6


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cups drained German sauerkraut with caraway seeds
  • 1/2 cup crème fraiche room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives


  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Add sauerkraut and stir. Turn heat to low and cover; cook until sauerkraut is hot throughout.
  • Remove from heat, let cool slightly, and stir in crème fraiche and minced chives. Serve.