For the last twenty years since Sandy and I have been together, she makes this dish, serving it with mashed potatoes, on New Year’s Day. In her family it was a tradition to make this meal, believing it brings all who eat it good luck throughout the new year. So far, so good!
May the new year bring all of you, your friends and family, peace and happiness.
1/4 lb. salt pork
2 lbs. pork loin roast
1 lb. polish sausage
2 lb. bag sauerkraut, rinsed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large apple, chopped
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1-2 Tbsp. caraway seeds
Cut salt pork into several pieces and sauté in dutch oven.
Brown pork loin in salt pork fat. Add chopped onion and sauté about 3-4 minutes. Add chopped apple, sauté about 1 minute. Add rinsed sauerkraut, caraway seeds, and about 1 cup of water. Sprinkle brown sugar over sauerkraut mixture, cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. Add polish sausage and heat through for about 20 minutes.
Serve sauerkraut, pork and sausage with mashed potatoes.