Don’t be scared. This is a lot tastier than it’s name implies. I find that the sauerkraut is a lot less imposing than one might think. It has also been called “Yiddish Pie” or as the man at Ursula Fatke’s funeral called it, “Käse Bäckt”. That’s German for Cheese Bake. According to him it is a traditional German dish and he was pretty excited to eat some. It seems to be especially popular with teenagers for some reason. Even my kids who don’t like sauerkraut can be persuaded to eat it on occasion.
1 large can sauerkraut, thoroughly drained (I also rinse mine)
1 to 2 pounds pork sausage, thoroughly cooked,scrambled
Prepared instant mashed potatoes for 10 (substitute onion salt for regular salt in preparing)
1 pound Colby cheese, grated
In a 9x13 inch baking dish, spread sauerkraut evenly over bottom. Sprinkle sausage evenly over kraut. Spread mashed potatoes over sausage and sprinkle all with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until thoroughly heated and cheese melts.