Buy a six-quart crock pot (slow cooker) if you don't already own one.
Obtain the following ingredients:
- 2 14-oz. cans of Frank's brand sauerkraut
- 1 head cabbage, shredded
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 package (6 or 8 links) Brats
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 large bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups water
Chop the onion and toss it into a large frying pan with some butter.
Cut each brat into three or four peices. Add the pieces to the onions in the frying pan. Fry the onion and brats until the onions are yellow.
While the brats and onions are frying, open the cans of sauerkraut, put the contents into a strainer and rinse well.
Chop the apple.
When the onions have turned yellow, turn off the flame/heat. At this point, get the chopped apples out of the way by putting them on top of the onions and brats.
Begin slicing up the head of cabbage. Take the first (shredded) third and lay it on the bottom of the crock pot.
Add the drained & washed sauerkraut to the crock pot.
Add the apples, onions, and brats to the crock pot.
Finish shredding the cabbage and add it to the crock pot.
Using a large measuring cup, measure out a cup of water, and whip in the dry ingredients (salt, pepper, flour, and sugar).
Pour the liquid in the measuring cup over the contents of the crock pot.
Measure out a second cup of water and add it to the crock pot.
Top the contents of the crock pot with either one large bay leaf or three small ones.
Put the lid on the crock pot, turn it to "high," and let cook for at least six hours. Take the lid off the crock pot and stir occassionally.