Recipe by Mary Leverington
This scrumptious dish was introduced to me by my German college roommate many years ago. We fixed it in our dorm room, which was verbotten, so I always associate this meal with an electric fry pan. I seem to remember we cooked the potatoes with the ribs in the same pan, but I think boiling the potatoes separately is a better idea.
- 3 -4 lbs pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 5 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 granny smith apples, chopped (you can leave the skins on)
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (28 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained and rinsed well
- salt and pepper
- 12 medium red potatoes
Directions See How It's Made
- Brown spareribs in a large frying pan on medium heat until most of the fat has been rendered.
- Remove to a platter temporarily as you fry each batch.
- Brown the sliced onions and then add the garlic and cook another minute or two, but do not brown the garlic.
- Remove onions and garlic from the pan briefly with a slotted spoon and pour off any fat that may have accumulated.
- Place mushroom soup and sauerkraut in the pan and stir well and scrape up any browned bits that may have stuck to the pan.
- Add onions, garlic, and apples and stir again.
- Place spareribs on top and cover pan.
- Cook for about an hour on low, stirring occasionally.
- Be cautious in adding any salt because of the sauerkraut, but taste and season accordingly.
- Boil potatoes in salted water until just barely fork-tender.
- Serve the sauce over the potatoes.