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Roast pork with sauerkraut and potatoes

Difficulty: medium

Nutrition: Calories ca 1871 / Protein 157g / Carbohydr. 77g / Fat 97g

Utensils

large ovenproof saucepan with lid, oven, vegetable peeler, cooling rack, sieve, 2 large saucepans, medium saucepan, cutting board, knife, small bowl

Enjoy with

Dark beer

The rich and creamy head of a dark beer is the ideal complement to this hearty dish. The juicy meat and the sauerkraut are countered by the fruity but dry beer, making for a perfect meal.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

Sauerkraut Bavarian Style

Ingredients

    pork legs
1 kg   sauerkraut
1 kg   potatoes
6   cloves garlic
2   carrots
2   leeks
6   stalks celery
3   onions (divided)
3 ½   tbsp clarified butter (divided)
1.125  l   beef stock (divided)
4 tbsp   vegetable oil
2 tbsp   salt
2 tbsp   caraway seeds
2 tbsp   pepper (ground)
500 ml   wheat beer
100 ml   white wine
2   bay leaves
1 tbsp   juniper berries
1 tbsp   starch
1 tbsp   water
    salt
    pepper

Step 1

Roast pork with sauerkraut and potatoes - Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Peel and roughly chop garlic, onions, carrots, leeks, and celery. Melt clarified butter in a heavy-bottomed, ovenproof pot and sauté vegetables for approx. 5 min. over high heat. Deglaze with some beef stock, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and continue to simmer for approx. 10 min.

oven - vegetable peeler - large ovenproof pot with lid - cutting board - knife
6 cloves garlic - 2 carrots - 2 leeks - 6 stalks celery - 2 onions - 3 tbsp clarified

Step 2

Roast pork with sauerkraut and potatoes - Step 2

Wash pork and pat dry. Mix vegetable oil, salt, caraway seeds, and pepper, then rub pork with mixture until coated. Place pork on top of vegetables in pot. Roast in the lower third of the oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 60 min. Pour wheat beer over the pork and continue to roast for approx. 45 min.

2 pork legs - 4 tbsp vegetable oil - 2 tbsp salt - 2 tbsp caraway seeds -

Step 3

Roast pork with sauerkraut and potatoes - Step 3

For the sauerkraut, peel and finely dice onion. Melt remaining clarified butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat and sauté onions for approx. 2 min. Add sauerkraut and white wine and simmer for approx. 5 min. Add bay leaves, juniper berries, and remaining beef stock. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and simmer for approx. 30 min.

large saucepan - cutting board - knife
onion - ½ tbsp clarified butter - 1 kg sauerkraut - 100 ml white wine - 2 bay leaves

Step 4

Roast pork with sauerkraut and potatoes - Step 4

Peel and quarter potatoes. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil, then add potatoes. Cook for approx. 20 min., or until potatoes are knife tender. Drain and keep warm.

large saucepan - vegetable peeler
1 kg potatoes - salt

Step 5

Roast pork with sauerkraut and potatoes - Step 5

Remove pot from oven, take out the pork and place it onto an oven rack. Turn up the heat to 200°C/400°F and roast the pork again in the oven for approx. 10 min., or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oven and set aside. Pass pork drippings through a sieve into a medium saucepan and let simmer over medium heat. In a small bowl, mix starch and water to make a slurry, then add to sauce. Simmer sauce until thickened. Season with salt and pepper and serve together with pork, sauerkraut, and potatoes. Enjoy!

sieve - medium saucepan - small bowl
1 tbsp starch - 1 tbsp water - salt - pepper

Utensils

large ovenproof saucepan with lid, oven, vegetable peeler, cooling rack, sieve, 2 large saucepans, medium saucepan, cutting board, knife, small bowl

Enjoy with

Dark beer

The rich and creamy head of a dark beer is the ideal complement to this hearty dish. The juicy meat and the sauerkraut are countered by the fruity but dry beer, making for a perfect meal.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

Sauerkraut Bavarian Style