What’s Cookin’? Non-Traditional Pork & Sauerkraut

Credit goes to my husband for this one.  

The other night we were planning on having pork chops, but that was as far as I had gotten.  So I asked my hubby for some suggestions and his response was, “something new and delicious.”  So I handed off the apron and let him create!

Since my husband was creating this dish the measurements given are approximate.  We mostly tend to go by how it looks and smells when we cook – even when we have a recipe.  Let your creative juices flow and tweak to fit your style and taste.

Non-Traditional Pork & Sauerkraut

6 pork chops, fat trimmed off
2 leeks, sliced
1 medium shallot, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cups sauerkraut (we used our homemade red/white sauerkraut)
dash ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 cup beef stock

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat and sear pork chops on both sides.  Remove and set aside.  Add butter and sauté leeks, shallot, celery about 2-3 minutes.  Add sauerkraut and spices and cook for 5 minutes.  Add the pork chops, nestling them into the sauerkraut mixture, add beef stock and simmer covered until pork chops are cooked.

We served this with sautéed asparagus, cooked with freshly grated ginger, salt and pepper.

The whole family devoured this meal.  We were surprised that both boys enjoyed the sauerkraut and the asparagus!  Props to hubby for making a delicious meal!

I apologize that there are no photos of this yummy meal.  After smelling this cook, we (mostly the pregnant one) were too hungry to take pictures.  🙂

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