Ukrainian Christmas Eve is not only very rich in traditional foods prepared freshly that day, and shared by the family during the Christmas Eve 12 course meatless dinner,
Sauerkraut is basically pickled cabbage. You either like it or hate it…I happen to love using sauerkraut in cooking and baking.
Not all sauerkraut tastes the same, so if you are not a big fan of it, maybe you should try different dishes prepared with this vegetable.
For this recipe I used really tasty sauerkraut….Bavarian style sauerkraut, which I purchased at Shop Rite, my local grocery.
It is so tasty, I can eat it just the way it is…right out of the jar…..has a slightly sweet taste..I highly recommend it.
I would like to share links to some of my previous posts about Ukrainian Christmas traditions, as well as few recipes for Ukrainian Traditional Christmas Eve dishes.
If you like varenyky (Dumplings, Perogy, Pierogi, or however you know them as) as much as you love chocolate, this is a dream come true recipe for you.
These type of varenyky are more suitable as a unique dessert, rather than a traditional meal.
With Christmas Eve just around the corner, many Eastern Europeans will be making Varenyky (Pierogy, Perogy) for their Christmas Eve 12 course meatless meal.
Making them from scratch is an involved process, but totally worth the effort, since all the manufactured ones don’t stand a chance when compared to the real stuff….you will agree if you tasted them both.