My husband has never had the Oh So Delicious Pork Casserole thingy that I was introduced to when I was a 16 year old exchange student in Germany. Until now…
His description really hit it right on the nail. “It tastes like Stroganoff!” But with some differences. Like pork. And Spaetzle
My host mom made this dish for special occasions, like my host brother’s Confirmation celebration. The best thing about this dish, besides the noodles, everything else is thrown into a casserole dish and baked. Not a lot to it.
The deal with the ingredients is this. There are several ingredients that, if your not in Germany or are not near any specialty stores, are hard to find. Schmand? Krauter FrischKase? Yeah, it’s not easy to translate either. Although FrischKase is basically a herb cream cheese. Schmand, well its like Sour Cream, but not.
Theres a few things I left out, Butter,Some italian herbs, Chives, boiled eggs…
My mom and I searched on the internet a long time and found a solution on how to get those ingredients without having to necessarily buy them. We found other ingredients and essentially made a similar substance.
If you can’t get Schmand and Krauter Frischkase try this: 18oz Cream Cheese (herbed preferably), 2 cups of cottage cheese (my mom blended this so it was smooth), combine these together until very smooth and fold in 1 cup heavy whipping cream. This will solve all Schmand Problems!
I didn’t follow my German Recipe to the T, I left a few things out, but still tastes just as good. This Feeds Four, if you count 1 porkchop per person. Or 2 for 2 per person.
This is a very self explanatory, just do what the directions say.
It’s a very hearty meal. Expect to be full!
We like our pork chops, often. Always looking for a new way to flavor them. I was browsing the internet and came across a consensus of recipes using a bread stuffing mix to coat the pork chops in. Not just a plain one, one using herbs and spices. No need to add them.
So using your pork chops, boneless or bone in.
1 egg and some milk or water. to get a wet coating. Dip the pork chops in the egg mix,
Take stuffing mix (if it’s chunky, mush it so it’s fine), coat both sides of the pork chop in the mixture. Ensuring that it is all over.
Bake at 425 Degrees for 10-15 minutes, depending on how thick the chops are.
Was a very pleasant taste, and super easy. If you want a super easy meal.
Sorry, No pictures. Was in a hurry tonight. Been going through my 3 year old’s room, ridding her of her over abundance of toys. Was a very long day of sorting through play food to find dinosaurs, blocks and other things she mixes in her play kitchen.