Rating: 4.81 stars
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

553 calories; protein 37g; carbohydrates 51.7g; fat 21.8g; cholesterol 159.2mg; sodium 1987.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2013
We enjoyed this. I did elect to omit the bread crumbs for half my chops because of gluten intolerance of one of my guests, but that didn't seem to affect how well this turned out. My only other change was to add a minced clove of garlic to the sauerkraut onion mixture. Thanks, Mrs Blizzard! Read More
(9)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2013
We enjoyed this. I did elect to omit the bread crumbs for half my chops because of gluten intolerance of one of my guests, but that didn't seem to affect how well this turned out. My only other change was to add a minced clove of garlic to the sauerkraut onion mixture. Thanks, Mrs Blizzard! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
I have made this SEVERAL times! I love it so much that I make sure to get pork and sauerkraut in my groceries each month.( I especially like to eat it with homemade potatoes au gratin and some green beans.) Thank you for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2013
Good enough to make on a regular basis without getting tired of it. It's simple straightforward and classic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2018
Floured, egg/milk, bread crumbs. These were really thick, huge chops. Beyond perfect! Must be the slow/low temperature. Did leave them in an additional 15 minutes due to their size. Used leftover sauerkraut from hot dog topping, this site. To die for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2021
This is our go to recipe for boneless country style pork chops?. I’ve made for company and it’s a big hit because you can prepare ahead and put it in a nice slow cooked oven and it’s a cinch to serve? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
I made this for our good luck New Year's lunch with black-eyed peas and greens. This was authentic German pork chops. I didn't make any changes. It was very flavorful, like the title! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2017
Tried this tonight for the first time and it was mouthwateringly delicious!! Left the caraway seeds out, because I'm not a fan of that flavor. My family loved it! Thank you for sharing. Will definitely make this again soon and often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2020
Flavorful! The only change I made was to sprinkle brown sugar on top of the sauerkraut just before placing it in the oven, as it made it just a bit less tart. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2019
I prepared this for my family’s dinner tonight with mashed potatoes and applesauce. It received good reviews and I will prepare it again. My only suggestions would be reduce the amount of bread crumbs, 2 cups is way too much. 1 Tbs. of cooking oil was not sufficient, so I doubled it and I added one tsp. of minced garlic when sautéing the sauerkraut, onions and caraway. All in all, it was very easy to prepare, tasty and everyone was satisfied. Read More
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