Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Deutsch Delight

Guten morgan! That's German for "good morning". I'm doing an early morning blog for all of you wonderful viewers. As you have guessed, we are tapping into German food today. I like German food, mainly because it is my heritage. I promise, I won't have you all make anything wild or absurd, like goat belly or anything...

Instead, we are going to be making:

Pork Chops with Apple and Sauerkraut
Schweinekoteletts mit Sauerkraut und Äpfel

You will need:

  • 2 large ( 8 oz ) or 4 small Pork Chops
  • seasoning salt 
  • 1 medium onion chopped 
  • 2 apples, tart preferably
  • 1 quart sauerkraut 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or 1 tablespoon dry, sage or thyme
  • 2 cups apple wine (apfelwein), apple juice, or beer. 
  • Salt and Pepper 
And here we go (Und los geht's!)

  1. Chop the onions and the apples into 1/2 inch pieces. If you are using fresh spices, chop them into the same size as well.
  2. Heat a large skillet with a little oil, season the pork chops, and brown them on both sides. Add the apples, onions and herbs.
  3. Cook the onions and apples till they are tender.
  4. Add the apple wine (or apple juice or beer), and sauerkraut, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve! 
NOTE: You can serve this dish with boiled potatoes and chutney on the side

And there you have it, an early morning post to get your taste buds salivating and your stomach screaming for dinner time. I'll see you all later, possibly with another post tonight! Gute nacht!