Cider-braised pork chops w/ sauerkraut and apples

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil or butter
6 Center-cut pork chops;
. lightly floured
2 mediums Red onions; chopped
3 Carrots; peeled & sliced
2 Cooking apples; peeled,
. cored & sliced
4 pounds Sauerkraut; rinsed &
. squeezed dry
2 tablespoons Brown sugar; packed
2 Sprigs of sage
½ teaspoon Black pepper
16 ounces Dry hard cider

In a heavy 6 or 8 quart pot, heat a little oil or butter and brown the chops on both sides. Remove to a side plate. Add the onions and carrots and cook about 5 minutes. Add the apples and cook another 5 minutes. Add the drained sauerkraut, sugar, sage and pepper. Mix all together before putting the browned chops back into the pot. Pour the cider over everything and braise slowly over a low flame until the chops are cooked through and the flavors have blended, about 20 minutes.

Per Serving: 530 calories, 44g protein, 30g carbobydrates, 19gm fat, 94mg cholesterol, 7g saturated fat, 3109mg sodium From the kitchen of Paul Correnty.

Author of "The Art of Cidermaking" (Brewers Publications, $9.95 ) ** The Washington Post - Food section - 29 November 1995 ** Scanned and formatted for you by The WEE Scot -- paul macGregor

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