When I first met my husband, over a dozen years ago – I couldn’t stand sauerkraut. What kind of German was I? I mean, if he rinsed it a lot, stuck some apples and sweet stuff in there, I could tolerate it. But I didn’t like it. But he loved it so much, that he made it all the time. Over the years, he weaned me onto the stronger stuff. Now? I can’t get enough sauerkraut. I’ve had it in one form or another almost every day this week. Full strength. And I’m loving every second of it. But when I think of my husband, and the love we have for each other, pork and sauerkraut is the tie that binds. It’s the one dish that we’ve continued to make throughout our relationship. And now? It’s a tradition. I’m submitting this to be part of the Cooking with Love blogging event.
Pork and Sauerkraut
Whole pork loin (about 7 lbs)
6 lbs. sauerkraut
Preheat oven to 250F. In a huge Dutch oven (or covered roasting pan), place one whole pork loin (about 7 lbs – cut into smaller roasts if necessary to fit) and cover with 6 lbs. of sauerkraut. Cook for 10-12 hours (don’t peek!). Break apart roast into smaller chunks and serve with sauerkraut.