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How To Make Methunky, The Beloved Czech ‘Sauerkraut Cookie’

In northeastern Wisconsin, there’s a mysterious and beloved snack called methunky. With humble ingredients  — flour, salt, cracklings and sauerkraut — this Czech food resembles a sauerkraut cracker, or as master methunky maker Vonnie Kinjerski lovingly describes it: a "sauerkraut cookie."

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