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
- Heat oil in a saucepan. Add sauerkraut and stir. Turn heat to low, and cover pan. Cook until sauerkraut is hot throughout.
- Remove from heat. Let cool slightly.
- Stir in crème fraîche and chives, and serve.
Recipe courtesy of the German Agricultural Marketing Board