Flavorful German Pork Chops and Sauerkraut

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German dishes are great because they require very few ingredients. This easy way to make pork chops is flavorful and easy to do. By breading the pork chops before you bake them it really locks in all the flavor. When it's finished you won't even need a knife, the pork will just fall from the bone.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread crumbs

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening (such as Crisco®), or as needed

  • 4 bone-in pork chops

  • 1 (32 ounce) package sauerkraut, undrained

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

  2. Place bread crumbs into a shallow dish; pour eggs into a separate shallow dish. Heat vegetable shortening in a skillet over medium-high heat. Dip pork chops into egg, then into bread crumbs, coating both sides. Fry chops in the hot shortening until crumbs are golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer pork chops to a baking dish, leaving melted shortening in skillet.

  3. Cook and stir sauerkraut with juice, onion, and caraway seeds in the same skillet over medium-low heat until heated through, about 5 minutes. Spread sauerkraut over pork chops and pour pan liquid over the top. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chops are tender, 1 1/2 hour.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
22g Fat
52g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 1988mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 36mg 178%
Calcium 218mg 17%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 899mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.