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Choucroute Garni

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Ingredients
  Sauerkraut 2 Can (20 oz)
  Ham hocks 18 Pound (6 In Number About 3 Pound Each)
  Dry white wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Whole cloves 6
  Onion 1 Medium, peeled
  Knockwurst 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Red apple 1 , cored, sliced, quartered
  Potatoes 12
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large bowl, add cold water. Soak the sauerkraut in it for 5 minutes. Drain completely.
2) In a Dutch-oven, add the ham hocks. Add in the drained sauerkraut, wine and bay leaf.
3) Piece the cloves into the onion and press it into the sauerkraut mixture. Let the mixture come to boil.
4) Turn down the heat, cover the vessel and cook on simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until the ham hocks are tender. Toss about the ham hocks a few times while cooking.
5) With a knife, score the knockwurst and place over the sauerkraut, allowing to simmer for 20 minutes.
6) Push in the apples into the sauerkraut and cook for 10 more minutes.
7) Srub the poatoes. Drop the pototoes in a medium-saucepan of salted, boiling water. Cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes or until cooked.

SERVING
8) On a large serving platter, arrange the sauerkraut and potatoes mixture.
9) Serve the Choucroute Garni with wholewheat bread on the side. If desired, keep individual servings of mustard on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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