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Tonight I made our traditional New Year’s Day dinner, just because I was in the mood. Its something I would file under "comfort foods", because that’s exactly what it is.
Oh and if you’ve never heard of a New Year’s Day tradition that includes sauerkraut, its because you’re not from Pennsylvania. I had no idea it existed until I moved here. Now I’m a pusher.
Sauerkraut falls into the category of foods/condiments that are not eaten enough.
Other items in this category?
- cocktail sauce
Crockpot Pork and Sauerkraut w/Mashed Potatoes (Serves about 4)
Ingredients (for the pork and kraut)
2-3 lb. center cut pork roast w/ fat trimmed
1 package Polska Kielbasa
Club rolls for the kielbasa
2 large cans of sauerkraut
salt, pepper, garlic powder
1 bag yukon gold potatoes
1 8 oz container sour cream
1/2 cup milk
4-5 tbsp butter
salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika
Pour a can of the kraut into the bottom of the crockpot. You can use all the liquid.
Put the roast on top and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Drain the second can of kraut completely.
Put the rest of the kraut on top
Cook on high for 2-3 hours and then on low for another 2-3 hours
About 1 hour before it’s done, cut the kielbasa into 4 pieces and bury it into the kraut.
At the time you add the kielbasa you can start the potatoes.
Peel and wash the entire bag of yukon golds
Cut into smaller chunks, but all about the same size
Cover with cold water and boil on high until fork tender (about 35 min/depends on how small you cut the potatoes)
Once done, drain the potatoes and then put them back in the hot pot to absorb some extra water
Then put them into the Kitchen-Aid (miracle worker) with the paddle attachment
Add the milk, butter, sour cream and seasonings and mix until smooth, you don’t want to over mix! So just mix it until blended and then stop.
Sprinkle paprika on top.
Cut the roast, and serve it on top of the potatoes with the kraut. Joe likes to also eat the kielbasa in a roll with kraut.