Addictive flavor, sour and savory, with crunchy & chewy texture, these sauerkraut rye cakes are definitely going to be a hit! These pan cakes are a quick & easy recipe to make using sourdough starter discard and leftover sauerkraut. These are also vegan with no added fat or salt, since the sauerkraut is salty enough for the recipe.
I seriously love making savory pancakes, as you can tell, and this recipe is phenomenally flavorful. I love sour flavors so the combination of sourdough starter and sauerkraut is really delicious and filled with umami.
In this recipe I use organic stone-ground dark rye flour which has an amazing flavor and stands up to the salty, savory pickled cabbage. I love to serve these with a big plate of veggies or salad, like with my Maple Mustard Salad Dressing recipe.
‘Sourdough discard’ is leftover sourdough starter that you aren’t going to use to make a loaf of bread. Considering you have to ‘feed’ your sourdough leavener with flour and water every day to keep your natural cultures happy, this is a quick & simple meal to make between baking days.
Sauerkraut Rye Cakes
- 1 cup sourdough starter
- 1/2 cup dark rye flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup sauerkraut
- Mix your sourdough starter, water and flour to form a pourable batter.
- Add your baking powder and mix in, then your sauerkraut and stir to combine. I use a heaping 1/2 cup of sauerkraut but you can add more or less to taste.
- Heat a griddle or non-stick pan on medium high heat and pour on the batter to make 4 large cakes.
- Let the cakes cook till golden on one side and bubbly on top, about 4 minutes.
- Flip and cook the other side until golden, also about 4 minutes.
- After both sides are golden and they're cooked through, serve & enjoy!
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