For a taste of Oktoberfest, try today’s satisfying side dish, which combines organic sauerkraut and crème fraîche. 

The French version of sour cream, crème fraîche adds richness to the dish. It’s thicker than traditional sour cream and not as sour. 

Cowgirl Creamery makes a delicious certified-organic crème fraîche. If you cannot find a local organic brand, substitute organic sour cream.

Creamy Sauerkraut with Chives

Makes 6 servings

1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cups drained sauerkraut
1/2 cup crème fraîche, at room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh minced chives

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add sauerkraut and stir. Turn heat to low, and cover pan. Cook until sauerkraut is hot throughout.
  2. Remove from heat. Let cool slightly.
  3. Stir in crème fraîche and chives, and serve.

Recipe courtesy of the German Agricultural Marketing Board