• Melinda O'Malley Keckler

German Pork Chops

Updated: Oct 11, 2019

Whether its Oktoberfest or any time you're simply in the mood for pork chops and kraut, this recipe is one of the best I've found for that combination, it's the light dusting of cinnamon and paprika at the end that really sets this dish apart.

German Pork Chops

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1/2 cup butter

3 or 4 bone in pork chops, about an inch thick (depending on the size of your skillet and the size of your family)

2 24 oz jars of sauerkraut, drained

12 oz can of beer

1 1/2 cup sour cream

salt and pepper to taste

2 tart apples, sliced

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

cinnamon and paprika to taste

Melt better in large skillet, add pork chops and brown on both sides. Remove pork chops and set aside. Add kraut and stir fry for a few minutes in the hot butter. Add beer and sour cream to the kraut and stir to combine. Place pork chops on the hot kraut mixture and spoon some of it on top of each chop. Season with salt and pepper. Placed several slices of apple on top of each pork chop and sprinkle with brown sugar and a very light dusting of paprika and cinnamon. Cover and adjust heat to medium low, let simmer for 45-50 minutes or until the apples are soft and the pork is fork-tender.

Serves 4

Tender pork chops are smothered in a smooth, tangy kraut and a light dusting of cinnamon makes this a standout any time of year.

This recipe was adapted from one found in a well-used paperback cookbook titled The Great American Outdoors Cookbook.

A few years ago, my wonderful friend Melissa J. suggested I make a few copies of some of the recipes. I've looked and looked but can't find the cookbook online (otherwise I'd provide a link to it here). It's brimming with made from scratch specialities - and I'll share more of them here in the months to come. Thank you for sharing your crinkled cookbook Melissa!

XO Melinda :)

Photo credit: Melissa Jensen


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