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                           AMISH SAUERKRAUT SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Penndutch
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Smoked sausage (Kielbasa)
    6       tb           Onion -- chopped
      1/4   c            Flour
      1/2   ts           Thyme
      1/2   ts           Black pepper
    3       c            Milk
    1       c            Half-and-half
    8       oz           Sauerkraut, with juice
    1 1/2   tb           Lemon juice (optional)
    2       tb           Fresh parsley -- chopped
   Chop the sausage coarsely by hand or in a food
   processor (leave the casing on).  Transfer the sausage
   and onion to a deep pan, and saute over medium heat
   until the sausage is lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
   On a small plate combine the flour, thyme, and pepper.
   Add to the sausage and brown all together until the
   mixture bubbles up, about 5 minutes.  Add the milk and
   the half-and-half all at once, and cook stirring until
   the mixture again bubbles up, about 5 minutes.  Add
   the sauerkraut and it juice and bring to a boil; the
   mixture will continue to thicken.  Taste for tartness,
   and lemon juice if desired.  Add the parsley and serve
   at once.  From Cooking from Quilt Country by Marcia
   From the MM database of Judi M. Phelps.
   jphelps@shell.portal.com or jphelps@best.com
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