Le Choucroute du Baron Recipe

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  1. Drain and rinse with sauerkraut with cold water, then leave it to drain in a colander. Melt 4 tablespoons of the fat in a large flameproof casserole. Add the onions and saute them over low heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Spread half of the sauerkraut over the onions, first squeezing it in your fists to extract all the water. Set the apple, both kinds of bacon, the smoked sausages, and smoked pork loin to top. Sprinkle with juniper berries and add seasoning, mainly pepper. Cover the meat with the rest of the sauerkraut, squeezing it dry also, and pour over the wine. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit inside the casserole and press it directly on top of the sauerkraut. Cover and simmer on top of the stove until the sauerkraut is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. About halfway through cooking, pour over the schnapps.
  2. Half an hour before the sauerkraut is cooked, put the potatoes in a pan of cold salted water, cover and bring them to a boil. Simmer until tender when pierced with a knife, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and keep them warm, peeling them just before serving.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon fat in a frying pan and cook the cured pork chops until well done, 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Add them to the casserole 15 minutes before the sauerkraut is cooked. Warm the frankfurters in very hot water until heated through, about 1 minute. Leave them in the water to keep warm, draining them just before serving.
  4. To serve, taste the sauerkraut and adjust the seasoning. Lift out both kinds of bacon and the pork loin and carve them in generous slices. Drain the sauerkraut well and pile it on a large heated platter. Arrange the meats and sausages on top, with the potatoes around the edge. Pass mustard at the table.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 870.12 Kcal (3643 kJ)
Calories from fat 417.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46.37g 71%
Cholesterol 110.51mg 37%
Sodium 3574.26mg 149%
Potassium 1279.36mg 27%
Total Carbs 53.9g 18%
Sugars 30.82g 123%
Dietary Fiber 11.03g 44%
Protein 50.88g 102%
Vitamin C 38mg 63%
Iron 5.7mg 32%
Calcium 153.9mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 141.03 Kcal (590 kJ)
Calories from fat 67.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.52g 71%
Cholesterol 17.91mg 37%
Sodium 579.33mg 149%
Potassium 207.37mg 27%
Total Carbs 8.74g 18%
Sugars 5g 123%
Dietary Fiber 1.79g 44%
Protein 8.25g 102%
Vitamin C 6.2mg 63%
Iron 0.9mg 32%
Calcium 24.9mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.5
  • 22

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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