Friday, September 24, 2010

Oktoberfest Fun in Greeley Co.+ A Recipe

So... this weekend if you live near Greeley Colorado you must get downtown to their Oktoberfest. Find out more Here. Oh I would love to fly there for this weekend. Think maybe I could convince my family? Take a look at all the fun there will be, click on the link above.
In the meantime I will post a recipe.

Now My daughter loves Sauerkraut mit Schweinefleisch (Sauerkraut with Pork). So... I thought I would share the recipe. To make this authentic, one must use Lard. However because we are trying to be healthier I will use a solid Crisco Shortening. I tell you this so you can decided if you want to exchange the Shortening for the Lard.The lard does give it that German flare.

So this recipe is from Bavaria. Located in the southern part of Germany. We loved to go there when we lived in Germany. Oh the Food was so great and of course the menu names were so long also.

Sauerkraut mit Schweinefleish

2 one pound cans or jars of German Sauerkraut.
1+1/2 tablespoons Crisco solid shortening (or Lard)
boiling water
1 medium onion
3 pounds lean Pork
18 dried juniper berries( you can get these in the German section of your supermarket)
2 level teaspoons sea salt.
1 round tablespoon White whole wheat flour
1/4 cup Cold Water.

Wash and drain sauerkraut, melt shortening in pot. Add kraut and simmer for 5minutes. turning with a fork often until the shortening is absorbed.
Add boiling water to cover the kraut.
cut the pork in large chunks and salt all sides.
Add pork, peeled whole onion,and Juniper berries to Sauerkraut.
Mix together until pork is covered by the kraut.
Cover with lid and simmer slowly for 1 hour or until pork is done.
Mix flour with cold water and stir into kraut. Add salt to taste. cook an additional 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Info

* Servings Per Recipe: 12
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 254.7

* Total Fat: 11.0 g
* Cholesterol: 90.0 mg
* Sodium: 377.1 mg
* Total Carbs: 2.5 g
* Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
* Protein: 34.0 g

The icon photo is from Greeley Downtown site they are having a great Oktoberfest ....September the 24 and 25th 2010. Be sure to check them out. you can click on the photo, its your link to the fun schedule.

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