Preheat oven to 350°F.
Heat olive oil in stock
pot or braising pan over medium heat. Season pork liberally with salt
and pepper. Once oil is heated just below smoking point, carefully add
the seasoned pork roast. Brown well on all sides. Slowly add water, sauerkraut,
bay leaves and caraway seeds.
Cover with a top. Let
this simmer on low heat for 10 minutes while you prepare the next step.
Mix together flour,
eggs, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Combine well. The mixture
should maintain the consistency of a thick pancake batter. Gently spoon
the dumplings on top of the simmering sauerkraut around the pork roast.
Place lid back on pot
and place pot in preheated 350°F oven for approximately 1 hour or
until the pork roast has an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Add more
water if necessary.
This dish was always
accompanied by a healthy spoonful of mashed potatoes.
Executive Chef Trevi
Restaurant, Asheville, NC
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