How to Prepare Traditional German Recipes : Baking German Sauerkraut Casserole

Uploaded by expertvillage on 26.10.2008

Hi! I'm Chef Rainer Wickel and I am here today with Well we are on to
our last step. We've mixed all of our ingredients together in our casserole and now we are ready
to bake it. Now remember this casserole is really, really good with practically any type
of meat. This is our traditional side dish that you can serve with any German meal and
believe me it is really, really good. If you make this for your friends, they are going
to ask you to make this over and over again. So what I've done now is I've preheated the
oven to 375 degrees and we are going to go ahead now and put the casserole into the oven and make sure you don't burn yourself
when you put it in there. There is no preset amount of time that you need to bake this.
Generally it is about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes but really it goes more by look. What you
want to do is check on this periodically. You want to bake it until it is nice golden
brown on top. Make sure you don't over bake it because it is going to be too dry and it
is not going to taste too good. Well, we still have a little ways to go here before it is
all baked but believe me, it is well worth the wait. Okay the casserole has been cooking
for about 45 minutes and I just checked on it and it looks like it is a nice golden brown
and I think we can take it out of the oven. Use some oven mitts because you want to make
sure you don't burn yourself. This thing is going to be really hot. Alright and there
you can see it is a nice golden brown now and boy that smells good. Well, we've made
wiener schnitzels, we've made German potato pancakes and now we've topped it off with
a delicious sauerkraut casserole. My crew is getting hungry and this is how we prepare
a traditional German meal.