Sauerkraut and pork chops make an extremely tasty dish. This recipe is not a fast one, though, unless you want to serve the sauerkraut uncooked.
Ingredients for four persons:
- 4 bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick (boneless is also fine, but bones give a special savor to the dish, so they are better)
- 1 pound sauerkraut, rinsed, drained and finely chopped
- 1 cup olive oil
- 4 bacon strips
- 1 small onion, sliced thin
- 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
- 1 teaspoon whole black pepper
Fry the bacon in olive oil until it gets crispy. Add the caraway seeds and the onion, continue cooking until the onion turns golden, then add the sauerkraut and the pepper. Cover the pan and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Saute the pork chops in olive oil for about 5 minutes on each side. The chops need to be just cooked through. Before cooking them, season the pork chops with salt and pepper according to your taste.
Serve the pork chops together with the sauerkraut on the same plate. As a side dish you can have mashed potatoes.