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Alsatian Casserole Of Pork Chops Potatoes And Onions

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Ingredients
  Bacon slices 6
  Pork loin chops 4 (1-inch thick)
  Potatoes 4 Large, pared, thinly sliced
  Onions 2 Medium, thinly sliced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Caraway seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Dry white wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), lightly crushed
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 300°F.
2) In a large skillet, fry 2 slices of the bacon until it becomes crisp. Crumble the bacon and keep aside.

MAKING
3) Remove the fat from the pork chops. Add into the skillet and brown them in the bacon drippings.
4) In a Dutch Oven or deep baking dish, layer half the quantity of potatoes. Sprinkle half the amount of onions over the potatoes. Sprinkle the top with salt and pepper.
5) Arrange the pork chops over the top in a single layer. Let the chops overlap each other. Sprinkle the remaining potatoes, onions, salt and pepper in layers.
6) Crush the caraway seeds and mix with wine and garlic in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the contents of the baking dish.
7) Sprinkle the remaining bacon on top. Cover the dish with a double-layered foil. Cover the top with a lid.
8) Roast for about 2 1/2 hours or until the meat and potatoes turn tender.
9) If desired, discard the bacon slices on top and skim away excess fat.

SERVING
10) Sprinkle the casserole with parsley and crumbled bacon.
11) Serve with a bowl of mustard and beer for added flavor.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Party
Cook Time: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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