My Grandmother's Franks and Sauerkraut  (Episode 9)

A staple family dish I have always liked is hot dogs with sauerkraut, a recipe my grandmother brought over from Europe. When our family gathered for the Thanksgiving weekend, Friday lunch was always leftover turkey and franks and sauerkraut.

4 cups sauerkraut
2 cups canned tomatoes
½ cup brown sugar or to taste
1 pound kosher hot dogs cut up in 1-inch pieces, or cocktail franks

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a heavy saucepan. Simmer uncovered for 1 hour.
  2. Adjust the seasoning and serve.

Yield: about 6 servings.

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Scooping out the Sauerkraut

Mix in the Tomatoes

Slicing the Hotdogs