A Latvian Christmas would be incomplete without the smell and the taste of štovēti kāposti. Usually served alongside boiled potatoes and pork roast, this dish is a staple of most families’ Christmas feast. And, of course, every family has its own recipe, better than any other!
This is my family’s štovēti kāposti recipe, adapted for ingredients available abroad.
The ingredients below will give you a large pot of Latvian sauerkraut, enough to feed the extended family and have some leftovers for the next day. In fact, this is a dish that actually tastes better after reheating! But, if you think it’s too much, you can easily halve the recipe.
Read further on the 24 Days of Baltic Christmas Series!