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Smoked Kransky and Sweet Potato Stew with Red Sauerkraut Recipe

Smoked Kransky and Sweet Potato Stew with Red Sauerkraut Recipe

Credit: Christie Connelly

Be sure to buy the best-quality kransky sausages you can find at a reputable butcher or deli as they are the star of this dish and will not be the same with supermarket substitutes. Traditional German stews use white potatoes, but I’ve swapped with sweet potatoes for additional fibre and to lower the GI of the meal.

Serves: 4



  • 3 smoked kransky sausages, sliced into discs
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ small white cabbage, diced
  • ¼ tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 large sweet potato, sliced into discs
  • 600mL chicken stock or water
  • 1 tbsp apple-cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt & ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 4 tbsp red sauerkraut
  1. Cook kransky sausage slices in large frying pan over high heat. Brown well on both sides as this will add a lot of flavour to stew.
  2. Add onion and cook until softened and starting to brown, then add cabbage, caraway seeds and garlic and cook for 1 min.
  3. Transfer mix to slow cooker and add sweet potato and chicken stock. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  4. Stir in apple-cider vinegar and parsley, and season with salt and pepper. Serve in bowls topped with sauerkraut.


Christie Connelly

Christie publishes the popular Australian food blog Fig & Cherry featuring healthy, family-friendly meals and sweet treats with mouth-watering photography to match. Christie draws recipe inspiration from her Hungarian and Lebanese heritages, her travel adventures and, of course, the amazing fertile soil of the Northern Rivers with its abundance of local organic fruits, vegetables, delicious native produce and healthy free-range-reared animals. Her passion is educating parents, grandparents and carers how to shop for, prepare and cook healthy, nutritious food and to encourage children to enjoy it as well.