Sauerkraut Soup with Smoked Bacon and Potatoes
Peel the potatoes and dice. Peel the onion and chop finely. Peel the garlic. Sauté the onion in hot butter until translucent, add the potatoes, garlic and sauerkraut and sauté briefly. Add the cider and cook until evaporated. Add the apple juice, broth and spices. Season with salt and pepper, bring to a boil then reduce the heat, add the bacon and simmer, covered, over low heat for about 40 minutes.
Season and serve with salt and pepper.