Sauerkraut and Potato Casserole with Kasseler Pork Chops

Sauerkraut-Kartoffel Auflauf mit Kasseler Rippchen
Easy to make casserole with sauerkraut, mashed and chopped potatoes, Kasseler pork meat (smoked and soaked in brine) and topped with sour cream, cheese and chives
Course Entree
Cuisine German
Keyword wine sauerkraut
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs large potatoes
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 laurel leaves
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 14 oz drained German Wine Sauerkraut Hengstenberg
  • 2 lbs smoked boneless pork chops Kasseler style (smoked and cured)
  • 1 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 1 bunch chives

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350˚F
  • Peel and wash potatoes. Boil for 30 min until soft. Strain in colander.
  • Mash 3/4 of the potatoes and mix with milk, butter and nutmeg. Chop the remaining 1/4 of potatoes. Mix mashed and chopped potatoes.
  • Peel and chop onions into small cubes. Fry in hot oil until translucent. Add laurel, caraway seeds and sauerkraut. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for 5 min. Take off the stove.
  • Cut Kasseler pork chops into thin layers.
  • Layer Kasseler pork slices alternately with the potato mix and sauerkraut mix in a casserole form.
  • Season sour cream with salt ad pepper. Pour over casserole. You can alos use 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of soft cheese, such as Cambozola Allgau cheese or Boursin herb cheese.
  • Bake casserole i oven for 35 min. Season with chives after cooking and serve hot.