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Recipe for Alsatian Choucroute by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Alsatian Choucroute by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Alsatian Choucroute. This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. The Alsatian Choucroute recipe should make enough food for 8 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Alsatian Choucroute recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Alsatian Choucroute recipe.

Ingredients for Alsatian Choucroute

  • 6 pounds sauerkraut
  • 4 ounces duck fat
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1-ounce juniper berries
  • 1/2 bunch thyme
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle Reisling wine
  • 1 pound smoked bacon
  • 8 pieces ham shanks (cured and salted)
  • 1-quart chicken stock
  • 8 large red bliss potatoes
  • 4 pieces Weisswurst (veal and chicken sausage)
  • 4 pieces Bauernwurst (salted smoked pork sausage
  • 8 pieces Weiner (hot dog)
  • 8 pieces smoked pork chop, cooked
  • Dijon mustard, for serving

Directions for Alsatian Choucroute

  1. Wash sauerkraut thoroughly, put aside. In a rondeau melt the duck fat and saute the onion until tender, add garlic bay leaves, juniper berries and thyme. Saute until golden brown, deglaze with Reisling wine. Add 1/2 of the sauerkraut, place bacon slab and ham shanks in the middle and then top with remaining sauerkraut. Pour chicken stock over making sure it covers the sauerkraut (if not enough, add water). Cover the pan with foil and place in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 1 1/2 hours. Wash red bliss potatoes and steam whole for 30 to 40 minutes. Peel potatoes and set aside. Cut sausages in half and warm in boiling water. Place pork chops in oven to warm. Take sauerkraut out of the oven and remove bacon and ham shanks. Slice the bacon in half. Remove pork chops out of oven. Place sauerkraut in the center of a large oval tray, place all meats around sauerkraut, place bacon and ham shanks, on top of sauerkraut. Place warm potatoes around with the meat, Serve Dijon mustard on the side.

Cookware for your recipe

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  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

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Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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