Choucroute Garnie

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Total Time
2hrs 20mins
20 mins
2 hrs

This is a wonderful full flavoured main dish that makes a great winter meal. It's hearty and tasty,,worth making.

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  1. Soak Saurkraut for 30 mins in cold water.
  2. Drain.
  3. Cook bacon in a frying pan for about 5 mins, add oil,onion,carrots and cook, stirring until onion is golden.
  4. Place Saurkraut,in a casserole dish, stir in bacon mixture, apple and carraway seeds.
  5. Add juniper berries,boquet garni, wine and enough stock to just cover.
  6. Top with buttered greaseproof paper and bring to simmering, cook for 30mins adding stock to stop any drying.
  7. (this can be done in oven or in large pan on stove top.) Meltbutter in frying pan and cook pork stirring until golden.
  8. Add pork and sausage to casserole Cook about 2 hours or until tender.
  9. Remove boquet garni, sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  10. Serve with ryebread, boiled potatoes and German style mustard.