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Old 10-07-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Ribs and Kraut

I have been jonesing for this dish ever since it came up in the baby back thread. I picked up some "country ribs" aka sliced shoulder bone in, and some kielbasa. Seasoned only with S&P, seared on lump charcoal (critical step). Disregard the Italian sausage...not for this dish.

I like a brand of kraut and kielbasa here called "Bobrak's". I used 2 2lb. bags of kraut, 4 lbs. of pork and 1 kielbasa. 3 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced, 1 onion, 6 or 7 cloves of garlic, sugar, S&P, and German beer.

I put the pork down, then the sliced sausage, then cover with the kraut mixture. Lastly, some yukon gold or red potatoes cut in half, cut side down. Cover and braise for 3 hours at 325f. So simple, so fabulous. Fairly inexpensive.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:32 PM   #2
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Only thing I'd add is about a T of caraway seeds.
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that would be choucroute in Alsace... well played... also works well with hard cider or a crisp white wine... ham hock or bacon would also add a variation
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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My people sojourned in Alsace between the Czech Republic (Bavaria back then) before emigrating with the Hugenots to America. I'm sure they ate their share of it back then and brought the recipe to America with them, where it made its way from the Philadelphia coast into Pennsylvania Dutch territory and eventually followed the railroads into the midwest.

Mom always put caraway seeds in her kraut. Always. My wife isn't a kraut lover (except for the fact that she loves me), but she likes my pork and kraut dish.
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... but she likes my pork...
That explains why she stays with you.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:57 PM   #6
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What are you all doing for Oktoberfest?
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Yup that looks good!
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I would suggest cassoulet if you like this kind of cooking...duck, duck fat, sausage, beans.... all good
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I would suggest cassoulet if you like this kind of cooking...duck, duck fat, sausage, beans.... all good
Yeah, that sounds nice...I have not had that dish.
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