Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Potatoes

  • 1/4 Cup unbleached or all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 4 lean pork loin chops (1 pound), trimmed of all visible fat
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound sauerkraut, rinsed, drained, and squeezed of excess moisture
  • 1 1/2 Cups frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 2 Cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 3/4 pound small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Position 1 rack in the upper third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. On a large shallow plate, combine the flour and sage. Mix with a fork. Dip both sides of each pork
chop into the mixture to coat. Reserve the flour mixture. Coat a large Dutch oven with nonstick spray. Set over medium high heat. Cook the chops for 2 minutes per side, or until browned. Remove to a plate.

3. Coat the pot with nonstick spray. Add the onion and apples. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until soft. Cover with the pork chops, sauerkraut, carrots, and apple cider or apple juice. Sprinkle with the reserved flour mixture. Stir the toppings to combine.

4. Cover and bake in the lower third of the oven, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour, or until the pork is tender when pierced with a sharp knife.

5. After 20 minutes, coat a large roasting pan with nonstick spray. Place the potatoes in the pan.Drizzle with the oil. Sprinkle with the salt. Toss to combine. Bake on the upper oven rack for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden and tender.

Serves 4

1 comment:

  1. Delicious! I make one that is similar and it's on my list to make this fall! I really like that you have cider in this!