23 Dec Millgate Farm Heritage Berkshire Pork and Sauerkraut
Millgate Farm Berkshire Pork with Sauerkraut is a delicious entree for a cold wintery day. The moist sweetness of the Berkshire Pork coupled with slightly tart sauerkraut and accompanied with homemade applesauce is a pleasant sensation for your taste buds. For some, Pork and Sauerkraut is served as a traditional New Years Day dinner. It is good any time you serve it. This is a basic recipe. Other suggestions: add caraway seed or cored sliced apples to the sauerkraut. These are suggestions to try and are just as delicious.
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2 hour, 30 min
- 2 lb. Sauerkraut, fresh drained and soaked
- 3/4 cup Carrots sliced
- 1-2 Onions, medium peeled, sliced into rings
- 2-4 TBSP Oil or butter
- 1/2 cup Extra dry white vermouth
- 1-2 cup Chicken bouillon as needed
Prepare a seasoning packet using cheesecloth
- 4 sprigs Parsley fresh
- 1 Bay leaf
- 6 Peppercorns
- 10 Juniper berries optional, but a nice addition
Prepare the Millgate Farm Berkshire Pork roast , add to the casserole
- 3 lb. Millgate Farm Berkshire Pork roast Boston Butt, boneless
- 1-2 Garlic cloves peeled, slivered
- 1-2 TBSP Oil
- Dry white wine for deglazing the skillet just a splash
- Soak the sauerkraut in cold water for 15-20 minutes to remove as much of the tart flavor as desired.
- Cook the carrots and onion rings in the oil or butter without browning for about 10 minutes.
- Add the sauerkraut after draining and squeezing as much water out as possible.
- Fluff to mix with the vegetables and fat.
- Cover and cook slowly to heat through, 10 minutes or so.
- Add the wine and enough stock to just cover the sauerkraut.
- Bury the seasoning packet in the sauerkraut.
- Cover casserole, bring to a simmer on top of the stove.
- Set the casserole in a 325 degree F. oven for 3 hours.
- The sauerkraut should be bubbling slowly during this time.
- To prepare the Millgate Farm Berkshire Pork roast, bring it to room temperature.
- With a sharp knife point, cut slits in the meat and insert slivers of fresh garlic.
- Dry the roast with paper towels before browning in hot oil in a skillet.
- Brown on all sides.
- Deglaze skillet with a little dry white wine.
- Add the pork and deglazing liquid to the braised sauerkraut, cover, return to the 325 degree F. oven to continue cooking for another 2 -2 1/2 hours or until tender when tested with a fork.
- When tender, the pork will be over 145 degrees F. internal temperature.
Suggestions to serve with the pork: Potatoes roasted with the pork and best of all, Homemade Applesauce.